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20140215 - APRS for an F-call?

posted Feb 14, 2014, 4:59 PM by Onno Benschop   [ updated Feb 21, 2014, 5:12 PM ]
Question by Merton, VK6FMTG:

Can I use the audio output function from my smartphone APRS app to generate the position report as an audio burst, then play that into my microphone?


A Foundation Licencee is only allowed to emit in mode A and mode E, that is Telegraphy for aural reception (A) and Telephony  (E).

Given that the information is of a digital nature, it's not permitted.

You can however use a smartphone app, since that does not use any amateur emissions.