[amsat-bb] Re: WOUXUN Radio

Ernie Howard w8eh.ernie at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 14:28:00 PDT 2010

There was some chatter from the FCC on these WOUXUN units last year. 
It's like you said, they were user programmable onto non-ham 
frequencies, and that concerned the FCC. There were some 
importers/dealers who got in the mess. A little google searching should 
turn up some material on this. At a minimum they need part 15 
certification to be imported for amateur use.

On 3/28/2010 4:33 PM, George Henry wrote:
> Are they FCC certificated ("type-accepted")?  If not, (and, given that they
> are user-programmable to operate on Public Service frequencies, they almost
> certainly aren't) they may not be legally imported into the US, regardless
> of their intended use.
> There are stories in the eBay Community area of individuals who have
> purchased other, similar, Chinese brand radios, only to have them seized by
> Customs.
> I'd steer clear of them....
> George, KA3HSW

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