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12-22-2017 03:37 AM  6 months agoPost 1
TMoore

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12-22-2017 12:43 PM  6 months agoPost 2
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It is about time. Long past time. Now what is going to be done about the illegal Chinese (and others) transmitters already in the country? When are people going to be fined for breaking ham band requirements?

$180,000 fine. Doubt that a fraction will ever be paid, but there it is.

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12-24-2017 01:34 AM  6 months agoPost 3
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Wow dude put the torch and pitch fork away, like we need more regulations in this country.

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12-24-2017 04:03 AM  6 months agoPost 4
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FenderBean
Wow dude put the torch and pitch fork away, like we need more regulations in this country.
It's not me Dude, these regs have been in place a lot longer than anyone has been flying FPV. This is the FCC. When the rules are in your favor no one seems to mind. It's the same rules that protect all of us that fly on the 2.4 band. Break the rules long enough and eventually, something will happen.

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12-24-2017 12:16 PM  6 months agoPost 5
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I get mad as I see people using ham bands and other privileges reserved for people with licenses. I did not have to learn code like people before me, but I did have to learn the rules and electronics to pass a test.

The rules are designed to keep the airwaves working for all of us. If we all comply and use good equipment, it works for everyone. How many of you are selling video transmitters? Very few, if you are, you are a target for inforcement.

It is possible that you can be caught using the illegal/ham equipment, but that would probably be by the local ham club. You will be asked to stop. Only by continuing would you face penalties.

You could study and take the ham tests and be legit.

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12-24-2017 09:05 PM  6 months agoPost 6
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As a General Class ticket holder I feel the same way.

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12-24-2017 09:24 PM  6 months agoPost 7
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FenderBean
Wow dude put the torch and pitch fork away, like we need more regulations in this country.
Often times there are very good reasons for regulations. Although this one isn't drone related, here's a recent $400k winner:

http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-affirm...terference-case

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12-24-2017 10:27 PM  6 months agoPost 8
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TMoore,
Have you ever told a club member to stop using a ham transmitter when they are unlicensed? I have not, but know that from 400 feet it can radiate quite a ways. That is a great broadcast tower!

Quite a story using police freqs. Glad they were caught.

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12-24-2017 10:52 PM  6 months agoPost 9
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Everyone that I currently fly FPV racers with are unlicensed except me. Technically they are all illegal.

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12-24-2017 10:56 PM  6 months agoPost 10
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Maybe not, but you would have to look at each transmitter and check FCC data to be sure. There are some part 15 legal transmitters.

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12-24-2017 11:27 PM  6 months agoPost 11
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TMoore
Everyone that I currently fly FPV racers with are unlicensed except me. Technically they are all illegal.
Wow. What are the typical power output of those transmitters? They're like little QRP stations, I would guess....still would be annoying if it was in a phone section of a band.
Heli_Splatter
...but know that from 400 feet it can radiate quite a ways. That is a great broadcast tower!
Shoot yeah! At 400' even a small amount of power will radiate a good ways. This is interesting...never quite gave all of this that much thought. I don't have any other RC activity out my way, but if I did, I wonder if I would notice it on the bands?

Thanks for the article, Terry. Interesting stuff to think about.

J. B. Jones

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12-25-2017 01:16 AM  6 months agoPost 12
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I think most of the legal transmitters for non hams are 0.25watt. I think that they are part 15. The part 98 ham transmitters can be 1 watt. The transmitters have to have an ID code. They are totally illegal without that testing and certification.

Some of the transmitters are broadcasting in bands assigned to fire/police and even phone bands. The world does not all work on the same band assignment. The transmitter has to be tested in order to be imported for sale.

FCC also goes after pirate radio on the FM bands. This used to be a big thing. A couple of my friends got busted running a pirate station in Ohio. They were doing really well and playing great music (no payments) until the knock came at the door. They had there transmitter and equipment seized.

It is almost impossible to start a small independent radio station today.

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12-25-2017 04:33 AM  6 months agoPost 13
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Legal non type accepted TX's are 25mw. Anything above that has to be type accepted and in lieu of type acceptance you need a Ham ticket.

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