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