[amsat-bb] Re: Commercial Imports

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Thu Jun 11 03:54:20 PDT 2009

Is not the issue that, in the US, whilst it is illegal to sell or import for sale non approved apparatus, it is 
perfectly legal for the end user to import a single item of any one type for personal use.

Clint Bradford wrote:
> This was - I thought - common knowledge, George. After working selling  
> Motorola/Kenwood commercial systems and also working amateur retail,  
> the differentiation was sure clear to me. -Clint, K6LCS
> GEORGE>> While it may be legal to USE said radio on the amateur bands,  
> if the radio is designed to operate on frequencies in certain  
> services , such as the public service bands, it MUST be FCC type  
> accepted ("certificated") for those services in order to even be  
> IMPORTED into the U.S. They must also meet Part 15 interference  
> standards ....
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