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12-28-2017 12:24 AM  8 months agoPost 1
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Have anyone used a radio from oversea that's not FCC compliant . not having a sticker on it

Are they higher power or lower Power
Does anybody know

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12-28-2017 01:10 AM  8 months agoPost 2
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Have anyone used a radio from oversea that's not FCC compliant I not having a sticker on it
No, and you shouldn't either. Please don't operate it here if you know it's not FCC compliant. You could cause some real problems for others out there using the spectrum responsibly.

You may want to try to find reliable documentation (preferably from the FCC) that it is compliant. If you determine it is not compliant, then it's not legal to operate, period, and I strongly urge you to not operate it.

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12-28-2017 01:14 AM  8 months agoPost 3
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can be send in

what about world competition

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12-28-2017 01:17 AM  8 months agoPost 4
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The futaba radios that places like RCJapan sell meet the specs
of the FCC although they dont have a FCC sticker on them

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12-28-2017 01:17 AM  8 months agoPost 5
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can be send in
That's the real question. The bigger question is, if you could send a piece of equipment in for inspection, how long would it take? I'm sure it wouldn't be free, either.

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12-28-2017 01:42 AM  8 months agoPost 6
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If the price is right the Wait not a problem.
Especially when it's high in equipment

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12-28-2017 07:11 PM  8 months agoPost 7
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Lower cost lab authorized in china to do the testing so FCC can be placed on equipment for sale,.. 2 to 4 weeks, and just under $10K USD. If you do a lot of business with them you can get discounts near 50% depending on the amount of business.

Short answer,.. buy legal equipment for where you want to operate,.. it's a lot less expensive for the consumer. As for the earlier comment about meeting specs but not having a sticker,.. it "sort of" doesn't meet specs without the sticker. the actual sticker is required , or can be a molding in a plastic part.

If you want to operate in many other parts of the world it needs CE,.. another round of testing and expense . Canada?,.. then it's IC,.. california?,.. then you have to determine which of the prop 64 items it contains and list at least one on the warning label stating "warning, this causes cancer, but only in the state of california". The list of items covers just about everything except air,.. and I'm sure they'll add it at some point in the future.

Instead of buying stuff directly from overseas that may not be truly legal in the US,.. just buy from a reputable distributor. If the higher cost upsets you,.. think about the costs of all the compliance items mentioned above. They're all taken care of for you. Chances of prosecution from using a non-compliant item is close to zero, but if it did happen, the penalty can be huge. Sort of like playing russian roulette with one bullet and a revolver with a million cylinders. one in a million you'll ever have it fire,.. but the penalty would be so severe I bet you wouldn't pull that trigger.

Gary Wright

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12-28-2017 07:36 PM  8 months agoPost 8
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First of all this is a name brand product that sold here in the United States and its a used product and getting something certified FCC used to not to be a problem in this country.. but now everything's gone synthesize is normally a board change or a chip change there is not Russian Roulette when you buying a name brand product.. some of the stuff that comes out of the other places I understand but once again when you go get your car repaired or go to Walmart and get the better prices remember the same words you just preach
Or the Mexican meat that you buy from your butcher at the grocery store cuz it's cheaper

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12-28-2017 08:08 PM  8 months agoPost 9
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Wow,.. didn't mean to start a pissing match, just relaying information. I work in the hobby industry and spend more time than I really want in asia at some of our factories. We go through this procedure on everything we sell that needs the testing and cert, so i'm quite familiar with it.
My analogy on russian roulette was comparing doing something that breaks the rules, but is rarely ever punished. It's the penalization part.

Gary Wright

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12-28-2017 08:14 PM  8 months agoPost 10
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Gary for your information I know product and research is very expensive... I have always used name brand products and support most rulings that's why I even considering about getting something certified for the US...to come off like I had no idea what's going on.. was offencive ...... So at the same time trying to do the right thing and get something certified...
And see if something could be certified

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12-28-2017 09:31 PM  8 months agoPost 11
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I have bought my TX’s from overseas and locally. I try to do the right thing but in Australia some of the importers have terrible attitudes and manners, not to mention prices for parts of over double.

I recently decided to buy a Futaba T18SZ from the local importer instead of RC Japan. It was $1400 plus postage. I ask nicely “can I have free postage please?” Annoyed and gruff responce from the actual importer “No! I can’t do that”, well news for you buddy it’s all coming from RC Japan and Ebay now.

Futaba T18SZ, JR Propo XG14, Hirobo fanatic!

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