[amsat-bb] AnyTone TERMN-8R Terminated by FCC

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 18 01:08:29 UTC 2015

The unit was intended for unlicensed 47 CFR Part 95 service which requires certificated radios.  If an amateur radio operator were to acquire one of these radios, and be able to modify one to operate on amateur radio frequencies, that is perfectly legal so long as the unit is not used to transmit on frequencies outside of the amateur radio bands.  With the exception of commercially manufactured external radio frequency amplifiers capable of operation below 144 MHz, there is no certification of any transmitting equipment for use on any frequency authorized for, and utilized by, license amateur radio operators.  Amateur radio operators are free to home-brew, modify, etc., any transmitting equipment for use on the amateur radio bands so long as the emission specifications meet, or exceed, the minimum specifications in 47 CFR Part 97.
Commercially manufactured receivers capable of receiving frequencies between 30.000 MHz and 960.000 MHz do have to meet certain 47 CFR Part 15 radiation regulations.  Receivers home-brewed, modified commercial units, and so forth, if the work is done by a licensed amateur radio operator, do not require any certification.  Also, commercially manufactured receivers, except for equipment certificated for use in the 47 CFR Part 95 Subpart D Radio Service, that cannot receive frequencies above 30.000 MHz, do not have any 47 CFR Part 15 requirements. Glen, K9STH AMSAT 239 / LM 463

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      From: Clint Bradford <clintbradford at mac.com>
 To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org> 
 Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 7:45 PM
 Subject: [amsat-bb] AnyTone TERMN-8R Terminated by FCC
This radio's FCC approval has been yanked - it is illegal to sell and market this HT in the United States. 

The FCC's demand concludes ...

" ... marketing and importation of equipment in the United States bearing the referenced FCC
Identifier is prohibited by Section 2.803 of the Rules. Violation of this regulation may subject you to the penalties
provided in Sections 501 and 502 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended."

Copy of the FCC order is here ...


Clint K6LCS
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