Re: [tracker2] Re: Are unattended trackers legal?
- I wouldn't so much say bigger fish to fry. It depends on who is watching and how much they know vs thinking they know about APRS. Two years ago the week before an event that I run 75 trackers in time slots I received a call from Riley Hollingsworth over the legality of the way I was running trackers because someone complained thinking that non-hams were controlling the trackers. Needless to say I got it taken care of and the event went on after several e-mail exchanges and spending some time on the phone with Riley.
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From: "captnkliegle" <kliegle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:07:07 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [tracker2] Re: Are unattended trackers legal?
We run bike tours out here in NH and run numerous trackers in a time slotted fashion. I also take two of my digipeaters and change frequency to get off the national network for the event. If not able to do this, use a very short gerneric path or use a specific callsign path to keep the traffic LOCAL. Works VERY well at giving the net control operator (on our local 2M voice machine) situational awareness!
Tactical call signs with real callsigns every x positon reports keeps it all legal.... if anyone is watching.... doubful though. FCC has bigger fish to fry! lol
--- In tracker2@y ahoogroups.com, "ai4wu" <ai4wu@...> wrote:
> Curt, thanks for the quick reply. I'm a bit embarrassed that my Google searches had not stumbled upon that answer before I posed the question here. I am reassured by that unequivocal answer with appropriate references to boot!
> 73 de AI4WU
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Curt, WE7U" <curt.we7u@> wrote:
> > On Sat, 22 May 2010, ai4wu wrote:
> > > I am considering using APRS trackers (T2-301) to help manage
> > > mobile resources such as chase or sweep vehicles at special
> > > events. Often we do not have adequate staffing to deploy a
> > > licensed operator with each vehicle, so I am researching the
> > > legality of using such trackers without a licensed operator aboard
> > > to babysit. Here are the issues, as I understand them and I would
> > > appreciate other perspectives.
> > http://info.aprs.net/index.php/ControlOperator
> > --
> > Curt, WE7U. <http://www.eskimo.com/~archer>
> > APRS: Where it's at! <http://www.xastir.org>
> > Lotto: A tax on people who are bad at math. - unknown
> > Windows: Microsoft's tax on computer illiterates. - WE7U.
> > The world DOES revolve around me: I picked the coordinate system!"