Baofeng and Enforcement Advisory - Where Are We Now?

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

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  1. ND5Y

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    That only tells you that the FCC ID number is real.
    It doesn't tell you if the product is counterfiet or defective.
    A sleazy chinese manufacturer or sleazy US importer can put whatever labels they want on anything.
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  2. W4NNF

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    1. The FCC is not gonna come and take your beloved Bo-funk away. Nor are they going to send you a pink ticket if you use it.
    2. The above might actually be the kindest thing, though. :p
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  3. KA9JLM

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    All radios can be used by a licensed Amateur Operator, On frequencies that you are licensed to operate on.

    You are responsible for their proper operation.

    Nothing has changed. Other than Fake news and Trolling to upset the world.
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  4. N1FM

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    Yup, that's a problem. Are they really certified or is the label counterfeit? Luckily, according to the ARRL's press release, the FCC isn't concerned with hams.

    That advice and $1.00 +tx will get you coffee at McDonalds.

    "ARRL and FCC officials also discussed the problem of uncertified radios being imported into the US and the possible impact for radio amateurs of an FCC Enforcement Advisory issued in September 2018. ARRL officials came away with a better understanding of the FCC’s actions in this matter and of the dangers that uncertified radios capable of transmitting on unapproved spectrum pose to the integrity of commercial and public safety communication. The Amateur Service was not a focus of concern, and ARRL is considering future action."

    "Anyone importing, advertising or selling such noncompliant devices should stop immediately, and anyone owning such devices should not use them. Violators may be subject to substantial monetary penalties."
  5. N9LYA

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    Thank you I will do that. Good info.. 73 Jerry N9LYA
  6. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Of course. But I wanted to know if the products Jerry has were listed.

    Doing a broader search in the FCC EAS on Baofeng shows they have quite a number of products registered. So they are familiar with the process.

    If there was suspicion that a product offered by any seller was counterfeit in any way, I would think that would be a commercial or trade crime matter beyond just FCC enforcement responsibility.

    Like selling Fendi bag knock-offs. Many other agencies involved as well. See StopFakes.Gov.
  7. KA4DPO

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    The ARRL constantly misrepresents the amateur community. The article talks about the majority of amateurs supporting a measure that is clearly self serving for ARRL, and detrimental to the majority of amateurs. They could not care less about non certified equipment, it is not even their place to do so. Regulation of electronic devices belongs to the FCC, they make the rules, ARRL just propositions them for favors.
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  8. N2SUB

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  9. W4NNF

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    There fixed it for you. ;)
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  10. KA4DPO

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    Thank you.:)
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