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

david vanhorn kc6ete at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 18:46:44 CST 2015


"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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