[chirp_users] Are Baofeng & Wouxun FCC compliant?

Adrian Flynn adrianjamesflynn at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 10:22:33 PDT 2015


Hi Bob,

Remember in an "EMERGENCY" anything goes.
You may use ANY FREQUENCY that you have access to.
I had a ht that I provided to my parents in AZ. for them to carry and use
when driving between their homes in Phoenix and Payson.

It was tuned to Department of Public Safety, Maricopa County Sheriff's
Department  and Gila County Sheriff's Department.
They carried it for 15 years and used it many times to report traffic
accidents, rock falls that closed the highway, Medical emergency's and one
time to report the death of a DPS Officer when a bridge he was checking
during a flood washed him and his car downstream on AZ 87 @ Sycamore creek
during a flood in 1970 IIRC.
After each use they notified the FCC Engineer of the use and why.
No problems from FCC or any of the Department's involved.

72/73
Adrian KF7DYU
On Mar 19, 2015 12:58 AM, "tomkd8deg" <kd8deg at centurytel.net> wrote:

> 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
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:05 PM
> To: Discussion of CHIRP
> 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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