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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. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is there any evidence for such ?
  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's important to use the ham bands to --legally-- experiment . We need much more of this. That doesn't mean that commercial 'unlicensed' use on ham bands should ever be an option.

    The problem is that if you don't stop the illegal use, AND DON'T USE THE HAM BANDS for legal experimentation ,you will see an avalanche of requests for commercial waivers for use of those very same bands for things like drones.

    There are 20-30 x more drone users than active hams on the VHF/UHF bands. Do the math.

    Use it or lose it.
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  3. N4AAB

    N4AAB Subscriber QRZ Page

    The government feels its necessary. You could always get a lawyer and file a complaint in Federal court. But you shouldn't be surprised if the lawyer, or the judge, tells you that you are wasting your money.
  4. DD4DA

    DD4DA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, this is an old and same story here in germany. the chinese companies sell the cheap devices in the hole European union, even the market is regulated by the EU-law. They floot the european market with their cheap and rf-noisy devices. Laser-pointer, Drones, cams and more are free available and the import is not stopped by the governement - a nice new world.

    vy 73 de Gerd, DD4DA
  5. N9AMI

    N9AMI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Very happy then went after someone finally. I am in the commercial drone industry and been talking about this crap for years. There are many more to drop the bomb on still but its a start. Now if we can have a drone sold get a drone registered at the checkout would stop some of the nonsense you tubers from screwing up the industry.
    N4AAB likes this.
  6. AF7ZA

    AF7ZA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here here brother. The republic today is only a shadow of what it used to be. Also have to wonder who's pocket the 180k fine goes into.
    KA9UCE likes this.
  7. KA9UCE

    KA9UCE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Most people should know the criminal government loves violence to prove their point. If money can be taken without a whimper, they write laws to ease the theft, then line the pockets of the politicians paying the best lip service to their favorite constituents.
    The constitution be damned, it's all about where you can obtain more free money.
  8. KA9UCE

    KA9UCE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Powers not granted to government, are reserved to the state, or to the people.
    Government was created to serve the people, not become their dictator, nanny, parent and sadly, master.
    Since the FCC holds no legal powers, but they have been given free reign to use threat, force and violence even without any legal authority or power.
    No employee NOT elected by a vote of the people, can hold powers or authority above their employer, no matter who told you to the contrary.
    Hired help does not stand superior to the people.
    The FCC bullies to get its way, and their fines and fees are criminal usurpation of powers they can not hold, but have been allowed, since their tyranny brings in the glorious $$ for their superiors, so they look the other way, take the cash, and go in search of more.
  9. N4AAB

    N4AAB Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well, now I'm confused. If you don't like the FCC, why do you have the ham radio licenses they grant ?
    K0ESX likes this.
  10. KD2AZI

    KD2AZI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Perhaps we've entered an age where the volume of rules, laws, regulations is so big it's simply too expensive to enforce.

    Examples that affect me:
    - some weird disturbance blasting out at widely at 7-9 mHz and affects 20m
    - jerks daily robocalling me ignoring the database entry with my name on it. They mask their caller ID with the number of a woman named Miriam three towns over. They hang up if I ask them to remove my name from their list.
    - new local dog leash ordinance that the police never enforce; they never enforce anything in my town. People have gotten so used to it I'll get honked at if I come to a complete stop at one specific intersection.

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