125Re: FRS Repeaters
- Nov 1, 1999At 09:02 AM 11/1/99 -0500, you wrote:
>From: "Chris" <w4yyz@...>So... no speaker mics, belt clips, chargers, batteries, you name it.
>> > Are repeaters on FRS even legal? I wouldn't think so!
>> I wouldnt either, but it is a simplex parrot, and sold by Radio Shacek for
>> just that purpose. If it is illegal, I guess we will know soon enough...
>[Code of Federal Regulations]
>[Title 47, Volume 5, Parts 80 to end]
>[Revised as of October 1, 1998]
>From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
>Sec. 95.194 (FRS Rule 4) FRS units.
> (c) You may not attach any antenna, power amplifier, or other
>apparatus to an FRS unit that has not been FCC certified as part of that
>FRS unit. There are no exceptions to this rule and attaching any such
>apparatus to a FRS unit cancels the FCC certification and voids
>everyone's authority to operate the unit in the FRS.
'attach' means attach. Even physically.
And where do you find the FCC certification on a speaker mic?
Something tells me the lawyers wrote this one without asking an engineer
for a bit of help on common sense.
Ray J. Vaughan, MS, CBTE
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