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21301Re: [aprsisce] UK Ballooning Regs, Objects to APRS?

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  • James Ewen
    Dec 10, 2012
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      On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 1:22 AM, Colin XSD <m0xsd@...> wrote:

      > Is it possible to take received packets from a non-amateur system
      > (possibly a balloon on a non-standard APRS frequency) and automatically
      > convert them into APRS Objects?

      Canadian regulations prohibit retransmission of transmissions from
      another service. The rule was written so that people don't
      automatically repeat audio from another service into the amateur band.

      Listening to packets from another service and resending them on APRS
      "could" be seen as a similar issue, *OR* one could argue that they
      were transmitting the packets on behalf of a third party...

      Similar precedents are already in place... NWS weather warnings,
      earthquakes, etc are a somewhat similar situation.

      Steve had talked about tracking a lifeboat in a similar fashion as
      well, which was less than overwhelmingly supported.

      You really would have to look at the concept from all perspectives,
      and decide on whether what you are wanting to do is of benefit by
      placing the information onto the APRS RF network.

      --
      James
      VE6SRV
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