Looking at a Chinese clone of a fantastic open source SDR Project

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  1. K2SDS

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    Many of the radios that are made illegal by this FCC enforcement have passed Part 90 FCC certification. Of course the FCC enforcement notice includes non-certified radios - that's a given under any circumstances.
     
  2. W6OM

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    Snore time....It's amazing how little Hams read or understand basic internatiionally law......
     
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  3. K2SDS

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    So this comment is the extent of your effort to enlighten us? Not sure what you are trying to say, but perhaps you would like to elaborate and help clarify the issue, instead of making hit and run worthless contributions. The forum is a place to ask and learn, not be insulted by smart alecs.
     
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  4. W6UXB

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    I have a 918 mcHF clone with 2.11.55 firmware and it does not transmit out of band when I go beyond the band limit output power is switched to 5 milliwatts, I believe the software for the 918 has always followed the open source license, I know the 928 which uses different firmware has been programmed not following the license by some people, Mike K0JTA has a groups.io for this radio and there is a thread there about the differences in firmware
     
  5. W1YW

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    Does evidence exist for FCC cert on this (imported) transeiver?

    Not the kit.
     
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  6. KD9LTQ

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    Wow.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
  7. KM1H

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    ZZZZZZZ! When it gets this complicated I'll just buy it and ask forgiveness later.:eek::rolleyes:

    This reminds me of the US Gummint vehicle exhaust smog mandates starting around 1971. It created an all new industry in bypass pipes, a run on earlier carbs, manifolds and distributors in the junk yards.

    My "smog controlled" 1972 Oldsmobile 98 Custom Cruiser wagon with the 455 and mandated Quadracrap carb got 6-8 mpg best case. Ripping all that crap off, picking up parts from a 69, rebuilding the 69 carb on the workbench, and it was a solid 16 on the highway. When I sold it at 320K it was still running well (on a second carb overhaul) and the new owner finally junked it at 450K when the body and floors were too rusted to pass inspection. Still using the original transmission and basic engine back when GM actually knew how to build quality products.
     
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  8. ZL4IV

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    Why not sell it as a kit, like having to fit the knobs which at least 80% of Hams could possibly manage. Would be a great radio to up skill with and give the armchair experts something to assemble that actually works?
     
  9. K6LPM

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    (or unless the devices operate exclusively on frequencies reserved for amateur licensees
     
  10. K6LPM

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    So is my 7300 illegal now that it has been tampered with? Am I not allowed to use it on the new 60 meter band? What about future allocations?
    I understand there's the letter of the law, but I think it should always be run what you brung! However, it also assumed that the radio amateur should possess enough technical knowledge to insure he operates with the proper spectral purity too!
     
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