Baofeng illegal...Can build own radio...???

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KD2QQF, Aug 10, 2019.

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  1. KI7HSB

    KI7HSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't hang around with preppers, but I did grow up around them.
    All the ones I know are the flag waving, 'God bless America!' types that would sooner eat a bug than use a 'communist Chinese piece of shit' radio...
    Odd bunch... really...
     
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  2. KI7HSB

    KI7HSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Amazon dot com... They has everything.
     
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  3. AA9G

    AA9G Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Are the Baofengs, et. al. getting yanked off the market then? I've read a poop storm of different things and can't seem to find anything definitive as to sales being prohibited soon.
     
  4. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    The newer ones carry at least some level of certification but the "illegal" ones will be around forever.
     
  5. W1VT

    W1VT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Someone recently bought one from Amazon and was confused because they told him it was illegal for hams to use them.
    I told him he should return it. These days you can bring it to Kohl's and they will ship it back to Amazon.
     
  6. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Kohl's? Thought it was Whole Foods. :)
     
  7. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Baofengs (and Woxuns, etc.) are legal for AMATEUR use if they have a §Part 15 certificate, meaning their RECEIVER has passed the FCC process. Unless they have further certification for other services, (whether or not they are capable of operating outside the amateur frequencies) they can't be used to transmit by other than licensed amateurs on amateur frequencies.
     
  8. ND5Y

    ND5Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    Did you read these from the ARRL and FCC?
    http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-cites-baofeng-importer-for-illegally-marketing-unauthorized-rf-devices
    https://www.fcc.gov/document/enforcement-bureau-issues-advisory-two-way-vhfuhf-radios
    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-801A1.pdf
    Did you read Subpart I of FCC Part 2 rules?
    https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?&mc=true&node=sp47.1.2.i&rgn=div6
     
  9. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Those articles are from a year ago yet the sales continue.
     
  10. ND5Y

    ND5Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because several cheap Chinese radio products now have FCC Part 15 or Part 90 certification.
     

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