[chirp_users] Are Baofeng & Wouxun FCC compliant?

tomkd8deg kd8deg at centurytel.net
Wed Mar 18 21:33:03 PDT 2015


Bob,

There was a day here in the states when radio equipment had to be
setup/blocked for just amateur band use only. Most all of the radios in
recent years can be cracked for full band spread use easily, user beware.

Yes amateurs can build there on rigs/radio equipment here in the states, and
they do have to meet all the specs for use in the amateur bands laid down by
the FCC, but the amateur bands "only". You can purchase commercial
equipment, such as Motorola, which can be use with in the amateur bands, but
any use outside the amateur bands, unless authorized/licensed to, again user
beware. 

KD8DEG Tom

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Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Are Baofeng & Wouxun FCC compliant?

Not sure what this has to do with the subject, but in the USA Type
Acceptance is not needed when building or modifying equipment for the ham
bands for use by licensed amateurs.

To address the subject question, it depends on the model and programming.
Some models are type accepted by the FCC for Part 90 use. 
To meet the Part 90 spec, the keypad frequency entry must be disabled. I
have a Wouxun that meets both criteria.

Joe M.

On 3/18/2015 8:42 PM, Bob Fk 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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