[amsat-bb] Re: Way-OT: Re: Full Duplex HT's (Howard Kowall) (Ben Jackson)
vk3jed at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 19:11:34 PDT 2009
At 06:49 AM 6/11/2009, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> > Do people purchase non-FCC-certified commercial rigs and use them on
> > the amateur bands? Yes.
> > Is it legal to do so? No.
>It might be illegal in the US, but it's not illegal in the UK. Over
>here, you are responsible for operating your equipment in-band, no-one
>else. Certainly not the manufacturer.
Same for Australia, it's the amateur's responsibility that they are
operating in band and transmitting a clean signal. I can use any old
radio on the amateur bands, providing that I am actually in band, and
not transmitting spurious junk all over the place. However, like
much of the world, I can NOT use a modified amateur transmitter on
another service (e.g. CB, commercial 2 way, etc), because it is not
type approved for that service.
73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
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