[OZAPRS] Setting up a wx station at a local rc airfield

Mathew Meins mm at blackhelicopters.net
Mon Mar 18 20:16:20 AEDT 2019

In operating an amateur station at a location not mentioned on your
license, the amateur LCD says you're good for up to 4 months at any one

Moving the radio from one side of the shed to the other a couple of times a
year might do the trick? :)


On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 at 09:40, vk2tv <vk2tv at exemail.com.au> wrote:

> Hi Max,
> Use of private callsigns for digis at remote sites that are not the
> licensees address is not uncommon, and unattended operation of digital
> stations is permitted. Strictly speaking it's not the right way to go but
> it's done and nobody bats an eyelid. Chances are very high that using your
> own callsign-SSID would never be challenged.
> I doubt the ACMA would go looking for you, if my experience is anything to
> go by. I reported an unlicenced tx operating on a local ABC FM frequency
> and because the location was a few hundred metres outside the published
> coverage area for the ABC station the ACMA wasn't interested in
> investigating.
> A thought ....  Is the RC financial enough to take out an amateur licence
> so the wx station can be operated under the club's own callsign?
> Ray vk2tv
> On 18/3/19 7:35 am, Max Bainrot wrote:
> Hi folks
> Got a quick query about wx stations at locations away from home.
> What would be the best way to go about setting up a wx station for a local
> rc club of mine in terms of licensing?
> I’m assuming because it’s a broadcast only contraption a repeater license
> is not applicable so probably best/easiest to chuck it under my ham call
> but still wanted to pick the hive mind incase there’s a better solution 🙂
> Can’t use cellular data as there is a nearby radio telescope that’s
> centered  on 850 MHz (bw of +/- 30? MHz if memory serves me correctly)
> hence considering VHF APRS, there’s even a convenient APRS iGate not all
> that far away. (I will be engaging with the mob that runs the radio
> telescope too to be sure they’re ok with it)
> Cheeers
> Max - VK2NMF
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