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[aprssig] Regulatory compliance stuff

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Thu Oct 16 21:15:33 UTC 2008


Oh, I forgot to mention that they're not data-only.  Switch a jumper to 
the voice setting and you get pre-emphasis, mic input, audio amp, and 
squelch.  The VHF units are selectable between 5 kHz and 6.25 kHz 
channel steps (12.5 kHz only for UHF) and they're wide/narrow selectable.

I'm planning for pricing to be roughly the same as the MFJ-8621 
crystal-controlled data-only radios, at around $159.

John Ackermann's web page talks about the need for an inexpensive 9600 
baud data radio - I'm not sure if this meets his definition of cheap, 
but I think it's a good start.  An inexpensive 9600 baud tracker/TNC is 
next on the list, but for the moment the T2 plug-in board will be 1200 
baud only.

Scott
N1VG

Scott Miller wrote:
> Not yet!  They're capable of 136-174 MHz and 400-470 MHz for the VHF and 
> UHF versions, respectively, but I'll worry about Part 90 certification 
> (it's not type acceptance anymore) when it's time for the next batch. 
> They've passed Part 15 verification, though.
> 
> If you need a significant quantity of them for commercial use, let me 
> know and maybe I can push up the schedule on Part 90 testing.
> 
> I'm going to have to try one out (on the RX side) on MURS - might be 
> useful to have a Garmin Astro to APRS gateway device.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
> Brian Webster wrote:
>> Are the data transceivers type accepted for commercial use?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Thank You,
>> Brian N2KGC
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
>> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Scott Miller
>> Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 4:32 PM
>> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>> Subject: [aprssig] Regulatory compliance stuff
>> 
>> 
>> Sorry if this is a bit off-topic, but does anyone know of a good book on 
>> FCC regulatory compliance?  Something that covers parts 15, 90, 95, and 
>> 97 at least, with some explanation for non-lawyers.  I've got a ton of 
>> projects going (many APRS-related, of course) and it seems like a lot of 
>> them fall into categories where I'm just not qualified to interpret the 
>> law.  The constant debate about whether or not non-hams can carry 
>> trackers and what constitutes remote control is a good example, though I 
>> don't expect to find that much detail about Part 97.  I'm more concerned 
>> about subjects like DoC, verification, certification, and so on.
>> 
>> For that matter, if anyone can recommend a lawyer with experience in the 
>> field, let me know.  I suppose that's the surest way to get reliable 
>> answers, if I can afford them.
>> 
>> Oh yeah, my new 5-watt data transceivers are in stock now, both 2 meters 
>> and 440.  But the plug-in tracker/TNC isn't ready and I don't have the 
>> programming cables yet (to use the radios by themselves), so it'll 
>> probably be a little bit before I have them listed on the site still. 
>> They're nice little units, roughly HT-sized with 2-point modulation (VCO 
>> and PLL reference) so they're better suited for 9600 baud than many ham 
>> rigs.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Scott
>> N1VG
>> 
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