FCC Fines Drone FPV Maker for Using Radio Spectrum

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K5TRI, Dec 21, 2017.

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  1. KK5JY

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    Given how few HF hams there are, and how many fewer actually report RFI from cheap imported electronics, the instances that get reported could be passed of as a malfunctioning unit that got missed by the QC process. If you compare the confirmed number of units that cause RFI to the total number of units sold in the US, I suspect the complaint rate is well below the noise floor, so to speak.
     
  2. N7MK

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    IF they are on amateur assigned frequency bands.
     
  3. WG7X

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    Thank you. I learned something today. Even though I'll never use it.
     
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  4. SA6CKE

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    It is ultimately up to the buyer of the equipment to ensure that it's conforming to the frequencies that they use and if needed apply for permits.
     
  5. KB8OTK

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    An officer told me once, " I don't give out speeding tickets, you have to EARN it. "
     
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  6. NE2I

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    FCC like most 3 letter agencies prosecutes the low hanging fruit. Hard to get the Chinese in court.
     
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  7. AB3TQ

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    Most Tech's interested only in radio won't use it either, but it was in their best interest to know it. It is probably included specifically for the radio controlled model operator who is only studying the Question Pool to get a Tech License for the privilege of using a ham frequency. When the NCVEC finally gets around to releasing the first draft of the 2018 -2022 Tech Question Pool, I bet that question will still be there.

    Of course 4 years ago the Tech Question Pool first draft was released on December 10th. The Tech Question Pool due now must be more of a challenge for them. And I don't think for a second that they are actually carefully proof reading the proposed document this time, thus delaying the release.

    T8C07 (B) [97.215(c)]
    What is the maximum power allowed when transmitting telecommand signals to radio controlled models?
    A. 500 milliwatts
    B. 1 watt
    C. 25 watts
    D. 1500 watts
     
  8. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Raced radio controlled cars back in the mid 80's and early 90's not aware of any of that crowd using 6 meters there were a few model plane guys who were also hams that used it and likely still do.
     
  9. KU4GW

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    JUST FYI: Tom, amateur radio is governed by Part 97 Rules & Regs, Citizens Band is under Part 95.

    Very 73 de Cliff - KU4GW


     
  10. W4AAW

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    The FCC is no longer regulating the Internet. Last week, the FCC returned control to the FTC. Do you pay any attention to the news?
     

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