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

Tony Langdon 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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