I have a question!
When I travel to another CEPT country, I can operate using a reciprocal license, e.g. As DE/M0YNG OR EI/M0YNG
How does this apply to #DMR? do I need to register a new ID?
What about #aprs? Do I need to change my callsign? Will things like aprs.fi understand it's still/also me?
Would a message to M0YNG-5 also get delivered to EI/M0YNG-5?
Would anyone watching me cross a border see me stop and a new thing appear? Or one thing carry on?
@M0YNG Can't speak from personal experience, but I imagine people operating internationally on DMR keep their original call; I could see it being extremely cumbersome not to.
@M0YNG I think it's one of those things where accuracy takes a back seat to practicality. I have a similar issue here - I use VA7YK in Canada, but because I'm not a Canadian citizen, whenever I go to the states I switch to my UK call M0VKG as I'm covered under CEPT.
APRS is a fickle beast at the best of times as well - depending on the radio (or APRS client) messages sent to M0YNG-<x> might not be picked up by M0YNG-<y> - it's all down to the receiver.
Amateur radio - always complicated 😄
As I recall, APRS cannot handle the '/' character. When I operate abroad I leave the APRS callsign alone but alter my beacon text to show the CEPT callsign for legal ID purposes. I found this fell apart in the USA as the local igates would only relay American prefixes and ignored my UK call. As far as DMR is concerned, I think the same principles apply. Your legal ID is what you say on voice i.e. CEPT callsign , the numeric DMR ID is a courtesy only.