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Author Topic: foreign language communication  (Read 472 times)
AA3YV
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« on: December 24, 2006, 11:28:28 AM »

Hello

Are there any special FCC rules for U.S. licensed amateurs operating using a foreign language (e.g. Russian) besides sending station IDs in English?  This would not be considered using a "cipher" or "code" would it?  

regards,
Vasiliy
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WA4MJF
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2006, 02:36:42 PM »

As you stated, you must ID in American
English, but other than that you may
converse in anything but random 5
letter groups.  :-)

Happy Holidaze!

Ronnie
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N8UZE
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2006, 08:38:00 AM »

As long as the information to translate or decode a transmission is publicly available, it is perfectly legal.  You could even use an artificial language like Esperanto.

This is how new digital modes are able to appear.  The encoding/decoding scheme is publicly published.

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