[OZAPRS] APRS with Foundation license

Darryl Ross d at vk5hz.com
Mon Oct 4 09:55:37 EST 2010

Hi Andrew,

If you read your copy of the LCD (Schedule 3A), Foundation licencees can 
only use modes 16K0F3E or 16K0G3E on FM, which is broken down to:

  16K0  - 16KHz wide bandwidth
  F / G - frequency or phase modulated
  3     - analog information
  E     - Telephony (voice)

Seeing as Packet and APRS is digital data, not analog telephony, the 
mode is 16K0F2D and hence outside the list of modes permitted.

Darryl, VK5HZ

On 04/10/10 09:11, Andrew Macmichael wrote:
> Hi,
> I am receiving different opinions to the following question and I would
> appreciate your opinion please.
> 1/ Can Amateur Foundation license holders buy, install and operate APRS
> for position reporting ?
> 2/ What frequencies can we, or cannot use ?
> I suspect Foundation licenses can use 2m APRS frequencies, but we cannot
> build the equipment. Thus the confusion.
> Thanks,
> Andrew Macmichael
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