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Author Topic: banned radios?  (Read 3400 times)
K9YLI
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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2010, 08:05:58 AM »

to kc4yji question.

I would say yes. its illegal ..
why.. the law  states about   'uncertified radios,,'
its illegal to  ''  import, manufacture, sell or offer for sale[b

so  that seems to mean anyone,, not because its maybe considered a 'ham' radio,,  but because it is uncertified and "is on the list"..

you can give it away,, or use it on the ham bands with a license  but 
the addition of  "offer for sale" a couple of years back to the  FCC section, means just that,,
 and i think its  section 302 something  that  doesent differenciate
between  big time  manufacturers and  individuals...


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AD6KA
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2010, 10:28:09 AM »

To the original poster I would say read over again what N3OX wrote.

Be practical. You say you're a "part time cop". Every real
LEO I've ever met has been a hard core pragmatist. Face it:
Legalities aside, these radios are just JUNK. Also
they're extremely poor investments, and at present 10m is not a reliable
band for DX'ing. Current predictions for the coming sunspot cycle maximum
are less than encouraging. Some solar scientists say we won't see the 1999-2000
conditions again in our lifetime.

Knuckle down, upgrade to General, and save up your money
for a good condition older used solid state 100w 10m-160m transceiver.

About $400 (more or less) will get you a Kenwood TS-430, 440, 450.
Yaesu FT-840. Icom IC-735, 745, 751A, etc, etc.
You'll be so glad you did, trust me on this.

Yep, 100w into a 20m dipole 30' up will definitely let you
"talk some farther stuff". How does Europe, Asia, and Africa sound?

If as you say, you have SAR training, CERT, and passed SOME kind
of exam(s) to become "a part time cop" (whatever that means) then
surely you have the mental chops to study and pass the General Exam
with little difficulty.

Good luck es 73, Ken  AD6KA
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