[aprssig] Radio Shack demise - Lets take back 11 meters!

david vanhorn kc6ete at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 18:53:11 CST 2015


GPS information would allow compliance with 95.413. All the others are a
no-brainer except possibly 95.412.

http://www.hallikainen.com/FccRules/2014/95/412/index.php

Personally I don't see this working, because if the packet racket starts, I
expect a lot of active jamming from people who oppose our use of "their"
frequencies.  Hams follow the rules, CB people frequently don't. It's
asymmetrical warfare.

But it once was a ham band, and it could be in the future.  I don't see
that being a smooth transition by any means.



On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 5:46 PM, david vanhorn <kc6ete at gmail.com> wrote:

> "I find it interesting that folks in the U.S. think there are no rules for
> the Citizens Band Radio Service. And, given the number of fines the FCC has
> levied against equipment manufacturers, sellers, and radio operators, you
> can't say the rules aren't being enforced, either."
>
> I don't think this way, and if you meant to imply that I do, I do take
> offense to that.
> I am a ham.  I follow the rules.  But what the rules allow is fair game.
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 4:35 PM, Bob Burns W9BU <w9bu_lists at rlburns.net>
> wrote:
>
>> On 2/13/2015 4:25 PM, david vanhorn wrote:
>>
>>  Is there any actual regulatory reason we can't just go there?  No
>>> license needed. Is there a prohibition that applies?
>>>
>>
>> I find it interesting that folks in the U.S. think there are no rules for
>> the Citizens Band Radio Service. And, given the number of fines the FCC has
>> levied against equipment manufacturers, sellers, and radio operators, you
>> can't say the rules aren't being enforced, either.
>>
>> I direct your attention to the Code of Federal Regulations Title 47 Part
>> 95 Subpart D. Here's a summary:
>>
>> 95.404 says that you do not need a license and you are authorized by rule
>> to transmit using a CB station.
>>
>> 95.407(a) lists the channels (specific frequencies, no VFO) on which you
>> may operate.
>>
>> 95.408(c) describes the maximum height of your antenna.
>>
>> 95.409 says you must use an un-modified FCC certificated CB transmitter.
>> In other words, no amateur radio gear may be used.
>>
>> 95.410 says may transmit with no more than 4 watts carrier on AM or 12
>> watts PEP on SSB.
>>
>> 95.411 says you may not use a power amplifier.
>>
>> 95.412 describes what communications you may transmit. I don't see any
>> provisions for transmitting any kind of data.
>>
>> 95.413 places restrictions on one-way transmissions and says you cannot
>> communicate with another station more than 250 km away.
>>
>> As has been said before, amateur radio operators have so many
>> opportunities given the bands that we can use, the power we can use, and
>> the modes we can use, I don't see any reason to consider CB. And, I'll
>> refer back to my first comment in this thread--just because RadioShack is
>> in bankruptcy doesn't mean CB is dead.
>>
>> Bob...
>>
>>
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