[amsat-bb] Illegal - for U.S. - Commercial Equipment

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 11 13:21:12 PDT 2009

Wow .. sure have faced a bunch of hostility from "friends" here (grin).

No one has cited any specific US/FCC Code on any aspect of the matter  
- except for me, of course.

I have a conference call set up for Tuesday with the FCC's OET and  
another department. We all can agree that "pure amateur radios" are  
exempt from Part 97 certification procedures. But I will be  
documenting - with facts and direct legal citations - whether or not  
U.S. hams can use non-certified commercial gear (HTs that cover  
138-170 and/or 400-470) on the amateur bands in the U.S.

I will not be reporting my findings here. I'll post it on my amateur  
site's blog. And  have been approached by two publications (well, two  
print mags and one online mag) to write an article on this, which is  
in the works.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

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