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[aprssig] Regulatory compliance stuff

Patrick winston at winston1.net
Thu Oct 16 21:42:28 UTC 2008


Do you have datasheets for them?  I don't see them listed on your store...

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Scott Miller wrote:
> 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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