Baofeng and Enforcement Advisory - Where Are We Now?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N1FM, Dec 6, 2019.

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  1. N1FM

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  2. KE0GXN

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    To answer the OP’s question....we are nowhere.

    The FCC will not get involved in any enforcement on this will be business as usual and I don’t expect the “new” VM’s will be out hunting down Baofeng users either.

    Personally, I could care less if some guy uses a CCR to legally get on the air, so long as they abide by the rules.

    IMHO...FCC +VM = Paper Tigers
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  3. KB9BVN

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    Hey I just found out the price of Hamvention is going up!! Now that's serious ham business right there.
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  4. KA9JLM

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    It would be nice if they would hunt down repeater Jammers, No mater what they use to Jam.
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  5. N1FMV

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    Wake me up when heavily armed troops repell down from black hawk copters to grab every ham's Baofeng. Until then I'll enjoy my nap.
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  6. WZ7U

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    That had to sting, even just a little.

  7. KE0GXN

    KE0GXN XML Subscriber QRZ Page is my opinion on how I suspect the VM program will work..

    I can expect to get a nasty gram in the mail if I fail to ID after 10 minutes or if I have a hum in my signal...but someone else can drop f-bombs at will, discuss all manner of vulgarities and for good measure jam away by playing some Jay Z on the local repeater or on 7.2 and face zero consequences.

    When and if I do complain, Mr. Riley, (the head of the VM program) will tell me if I don’t like hearing such malfeasance, I am an idiot for not “spinning the dial”. :confused:

    And to top it off, I dam sure better learn to ID in a timely fashion and fix that hum, otherwise I may get referred to the FCC for action.

    Yep, sounds fair and logical me!:rolleyes:
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  8. KA9JLM

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    That sounds close. Lets hope not, My PL tone hums. :D

    Seems that the new in, Is setting up a remote to play recordings, Sending DTMF tones and whistling. F-bombs and N-bombs seem to be the norm.

    Maybe the cross band repeat radios need banned also. o_O
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  9. N9LYA

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    All of mine have FCC Compliance Numbers.. Are they real who the hell knows..
  10. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Try looking them up on the FCC ID Search.

    That worked for my Yaesu FT-817. But entering the data required a couple of tries. The label says FCC ID:K66FT-817. The search page has two data entry boxes, the correct combo that worked was "Grantee Code" K66 and "Product Code" FT-817.

    Good luck. :)

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