QRZ Warned by the FCC

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  1. WB7RTT

    WB7RTT Ham Member QRZ Page

    The idea was, if E-Bay can allow such sales of ilegal (To CBers) equipment than QRZ is also safe in allowing sales to hams who would most likely use it legally.
  2. CypherC

    CypherC QRZ Member QRZ Page

    :eek: Fleabay actually pulled it!!!! Quick, someone check and see if hell thath frozen over!


    And one more time, since people STILL seem to be missing it (or this is all a joke being played on those not in the know)

    Last edited: Aug 4, 2008
  3. NB0R

    NB0R Ham Member QRZ Page

    a bunch of hooo haaaa

    All this non-sence just diverts us from the real issues concerning our community. The Internet over power line, cable company interference and a few other things that come to mind. What I do not understand is why the FCC is not going after the companies that are operating on frequencies that are not assigned to them and so on. More to the point the "control actions" that would make some money to fund their operation...Oh yea that is right they suckered the ARRL into doing most of their work for free.
  4. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    So, for fear of re-re-repeating what others (including myself) have said::


    "(John Doe) is correct in that you cannot market these devices on the internet, regardless if you are marketing them to amateurs or not. The devices cannot be marketed in the United States by any person. The RCI 2970 and the RCI 6300F150 can easily be modified to operate on the CB band. That is why the Commission has not allowed them to be certificated and that is why the FCC does not permit the "marketing of these devices by any person. See the attached Citation which explains our position. (we didn't get the attachment -fred)

    I am going to forward the information down to the Spectrum Enforcement Davison for further investigation and comment.
    David Dombrowski
    FCC Philadelphia Office"

    Has anyone verified that Mr. David Dombrowski is actually an FCC employee at the Philadelphia, PA FCC Office? Or verified that the e-mail is authentic?

    And has Fred (or QRZ) received an official statement from "Spectrum Enforcement" (Division???) regarding any comment?

    The crux of the matter is whether individual sales are to be considered "marketing." In the past, FCC rulings have considered "marketing" to be related to wholesale or retail sales, not single item transactions on a person to person basis.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
  5. KC0YHX

    KC0YHX Ham Member QRZ Page

    QRZ.com warned by FCC

    Apparently the answer will be "NO". An "April Fools" joke is supposed to take place in April & on the 1st. Oh well, I will have to admit to being taken for a ride. And yes, I probably have egg on my face.

    I can see a couple of things to come from this:
    A. I may be a "hammer", and as such expect a degree of truth from my brotheren. ( lesson learned, not all are trustworthy.) In the future, I will spend more time verifying.
    B. I now know 1, that I CAN'T trust, to be added to the list in the making. I personally wasn't wanting to be forced into making a list. I was hoping the world might return to some sembilince of sanity. I will still hope for better from most.

    To say I am sickened and tired of this, will be an understatement.

    73's and I'm done with this.
  6. W3JN

    W3JN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Rest assured that is absolutely NOT a letter from the FCC. THere would not be mis-spellings and there would be a signature block, with the persons phone #, along with a legalese statement of it being for official use only or some such. Fred, the message headers in the email you received would tell all.

    43 pages in this thread for NOTHING:D
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008
  7. KG4NED

    KG4NED QRZ Member

    i have to agree with you 100%. and one other thing i can't stand ham/ebay cops if it has not been mod for 11 meter band what is the big deal? why get them kicked off ebay? all i can say is you need to get a life!!!!!!!!
  8. AC0HD

    AC0HD Ham Member QRZ Page

    OOOOO RAh!
  9. WB9SJZ

    WB9SJZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Legal Radios at the time of Purchase.

    :) I have a question on the legal versus illegal radios. In 1975, my first Amateur Radio for the Novice Bands was a Yaesu FT-101EE. I also used this on the General Bands when I upgraded to General and then the Extra Bands when I upgraded to Extra. This radio had right on it the 11 meter Band fully specified, even though it would not transmit on such. My question is as follows: Since this radio has 11 meter fully specified on it, is it legal to re-sell this radio today on e-bay or am I stuck with it???? It is my understanding that this is a very easy to modify to transmit on the 11 meter band by cutting the ground wire for that crystal, so is it legal or illegal to attmempt to sell it even though it has NOT been modified and thus remains a legal only style of transmitter for the transceiver.

  10. W9TWR

    W9TWR XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    This is a joke!!!

    First off, I'd like for anyone to name 5 hf rigs that aren't easier to modify for "freeband" use than your typical Export Radio. I guess the FCC should step up now and make all amateur transceivers illegal to own, since most of them can be easily made to transmit in the 11 meter CB band by simply "snipping" a diode. I'm sure some genius will respond and say "we're not talking about amateurs owning them" but in fact we are. What the difference between an Amateur Operator owning an FT-950 that will operate in the "Freeband" and the Amateur Operator owning a RCI-2950 that hasn't been modified. Turn in your RCI's, turn in your YAESUs and Icoms. Give the government your firearms, and the rest of your rights as a "FREE AMERICAN".
    I guess the real sad thing is, that the guy who went whinning to the FCC about something so trivial as 2 Hams trading/selling amongst themselves, has nothing better to do with his time...what a sad sad man. 73's
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