[OZAPRS] F Calls

Andrew Rich vk4tec at people.net.au
Mon Apr 28 23:59:41 EST 2008

If he had ths correct licence it would not be an issue.

The problem is the WIA has created the arrangement

Someone has abused it.

Instead of  F Calls, why not put the effort into getting people up to speed 
on full call theory.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Cook" <VK3CMC at bigpond.com.au>
To: "Australian APRS Users" <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 11:52 PM
Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] F Calls

> Gentlemen,  lets sort this problem out now before too many shoot off 
> without thinking..  If there is a Foundation call  driving about using a 
> mode they are not licenced for then why not advise them with some 
> carefully chosen words rather than this type of outburst.  The Foundation 
> is the starting level entry into our hobby and as such there are many who 
> are definately still learning. Some will not make an upgrade but many will 
> and already have. We should be encouraging them to upgrade, not abuse them 
> when they slip up.     Unless you know that the person is blatantly 
> abusing the rules then it would behove us all to give some guidance and 
> direction to them first.  Who knows they may think they are only receiving 
> and that their software has been set so they do not transmit but can still 
> receive  from others..  Maybe they have already upgraded but havent the 
> new call yet. You know what temptation can be like!!  Has anyone yet 
> bothered to contact the person?  Who has seen them? Check their mail 
> address on the ACMA site and drop them a "friendly" reminder that they are 
> not allowed to use a digital mode yet.
> 73 Craig
> WIA Assessor
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