[amsat-bb] Way-OT: Re: Full Duplex HT's (Howard Kowall) (Ben Jackson)

Ben Jackson bbj at innismir.net
Wed Jun 10 09:37:21 PDT 2009

On 6/10/2009, "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net> wrote:

>Partially sorry about my tirade last night. I am just sick of those
>hams who are cheapskates, and love their "bargains" that they find
>from questionable sources ... no matter whether or not the equipment
>carries an FCC ID number or not.

Perhaps I'm mistaken, but FCC IDs are not mandatory for equipment used
in the Amateur service:

Semi-On-Topic Link: http://swap.qth.com/fcc/fcc-gccbltr.htm

"Devices used in the Amateur Radio Service do not require authorization
prior to being imported into the United States, but devices for other
services, including the CB service, require Commission approval."

Thus, provided the importer only uses it under Part 97, it's kosher. I
just can't, say, use it under a GMRS license or something.

Again, I could be way wrong on this.

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