Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
On Sun, 2006-01-08 at 09:02 +0100, Stephan Hermann wrote:- Do not use foul language; besides, some people receive the lists via packet radio, where swearing is illegal.This sentence surprised me in quite some ways: - "besides": besides what? Do not swear, and apart from that, some people receive it over radio. There seems to be something missing. - Are there really people known to receive these lists over packet radio?? - Is swearing actually illegal on packet radio? What authority issues and enforces those rules?
Yes, the FCC. See part 97 of the FCC rules (US CFR Title 47), specifically § 97.113(1) 
Yes. And actually, it wouldn't be sent encoded that much (unless it's base64 encoded server to server or something), it'd be an ASCII transmission.- Is it actually true that when sending encoded data over this medium, it's illegal when it can be decoded in some way into a foul word?
Since I know virtually nothing about packet radio, I'd really appreciate some light shed on these things :)
Glad to help. 73, Benjamin, KI4CXN
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