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Kenwood tm-v71 mod

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by N5JMC, Sep 4, 2010.

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  1. N5JMC

    N5JMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Anyone done the extended transmit mod on the v71?
  2. K9YLI

    K9YLI Ham Member QRZ Page

    illegal mod.. this will go quick.. get'em glen.
  3. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    An extended transmit frequency range does nothing for you other than to potentially get you into trouble.
    You cannot legally use anything other than the ham frequencies to transmit on with it.
    I have heard all the "in case of emergency" rationalizations and they just don't hold any water.
    If you are thinking of using it for FRS or some service like that, just go get an FRS radio.
    Also, It may be very easy to turn the radio into a BRICK if you go inside and mess with it. If you mess up with surface mount components, it is pretty tough for the average guy to reverse it!!
  4. W9PSK

    W9PSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    An illegal mod?? There are no laws against modding radios. When is the last time you heard of someone getting arrested for modding a radio? I can modify every radio I own and it would not be against the law. Using a modded radio in a service it is not certified for is against FCC rules, but FCC rules aren't laws, they're regulations.

    Anyway, I thought I would get my dos centavos in before the lockdown. Carry on.
  5. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    The term illegal by definition can be used in relation to formal laws, rules and/or regulations. Even games have illegal moves. It is a perfectly good term to use in relation to the FCC rules.
    The point is obvious that there is no legal use to put the extended frequencies to once you have done the modification. So what could possibly be the purpose of the mod in the first place?:confused:
  6. KC6F

    KC6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Mod it if you want to mod it and just use your common sense thereafter. Ham radio isn't about appliance operating, its about tinkering. So tinker away and don't let the others scare you.
  7. W9PSK

    W9PSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    There's still nothing in the rules against modding a radio.
  8. EI3GAB

    EI3GAB Ham Member QRZ Page

    well I can think of one reason the user might want to mod his rig!! he maybe going on holidays to europe inwhich he's going to need to modify his US version to an EU for use at our frequencies ;)
  9. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Although there are no penalties for modifying the radio there definitely are penalties for transmitting outside of the amateur radio bands with such a radio.

    Also, it is the policy of NOT to publish information which can allow the transmitter to be used outside of the amateur radio bands.

    For those MARS members who require such information that information IS available from your MARS organization.

    Therefore, since it is against the policy of to furnish such information this thread is history!

    Glen, K9STH
    Head Moderator
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