[chirp_users] Are Baofeng & Wouxun FCC compliant?

Shon Edwards
Wed Mar 18 18:12:35 PDT 2015

Hi Bob,

I own several Wouxun radios and all of them will transmit out of band.
Police, fire, air traffic, you name it.  During an emergency, anything is
allowed, so I'm actually glad to have them.  But it's also possible to buy
radios here (depends on where you buy them) that are only in-band radios
for ham.  If you go to places in Canada, you can get the other kind (where
I got mine), and they still all have the FCC compliant label on them.


Shon R. Edwards, MA, AG (Czech Republic)
Amateur call:  K6QT
1039 N 2575 W
Layton, UT, 84041-7709
E-mail:  sre.1966 at gmail.com
Home phone:  (801) 444-3445
Cell:  (605) 209-6064

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 6:42 PM, Bob Fk <vk2byf at gmail.com> wrote:

> Recently here in Oz, there have been a number of Chinese radios use by
> Marine Rescue people, confiscated by ACMA officers claiming interference
> potential and the usual BS. ACMA in Oz is similar to FCC in the US.
> I notice my Wouxun complies with FCC part 15 but cannot find a similar
> statement in the Baofeng manual.
> I believe as amateurs (full calls) we are allowed to build our own gear so
> I assume we, the licensed operator, are responsible for complying with
> licensing requirements and are not limited to commercial, type approved,
> expensive equipment.
> I would assume Australian laws would be similar to US laws in this respect.
> How would this issue affect non Ham users, i.e. CB, Commercial, Civil
> Defence, Volunteer Fire & Rescue organisations etc?
> -- 73 Bob, *VK2BYF *
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