medium.com/@lucky225/did-the-fcc-just-make-baofengs-illegal-1fd4ba048194 equipment is not certified by type; The operator is responsible for the conformity of his equipment. With a fairly reliable source showing that 92.5% of BABOH HT in nature do not meet Part 97 standards, anyone who does not have access to a calibrated spectral analyzer can reasonably assume that a particular baofeng cannot be legally used on amateur bands. Since I have a license for both groups and often use both for different activities at the same time, it is very nice to only have to carry one radio to perform both tasks. I would like Chinese manufacturers, or whoever is responsible for FCC certification, to get Part 95 certification for these radios. It would certainly make our lives much less complicated. There were countless hams that used an RF platform on the CB band, and hams that used commercial tape radios on the amateur radio bands. I`ve noticed that so many people now buy these radios from people who have no idea about radio and just want a few cheap walkies and use them right out of the box without programming them. As this problem continues to evolve, I think many hobbyists will find that their radios can`t be used at all. So, feel free to use your baofeng on amateur radio tapes, as a licensed ham, it is legal for you to do so. But these radios are marketed worldwide, so it`s up to you to follow the rules and regulations of your country`s wireless spectrum regulator. The Communication stresses that the import, sale and marketing of 2-way radios that can be operated outside the band for which they are authorised is illegal. For example, some Baofengs are Part 90 certified, and it is true that some of the UV-5R series were certified for Part 90, but were sold and advertised in the United States because they operated on frequencies outside of Part 90, and the FCC cited an importer for illegally marketing this device. However, many other Baofengs are Part 90 certified and do not allow you to select frequencies outside of the default Part 90 bands.
Hello, I bought a Baofeng III tape to do early tests on some scientific instrument equipment to emit interference signals and also to test the susceptibility of the same instrument to signals on the same bands. So I can scan (hear) the tapes without causing legal chaos, when I look for misplaced signals, I understand. However, if I beep over the beach and confirm strength with my SDR and look for interference on my instrument, am I breaking the law unless I get a full license? If I found someone with a full license and passed them off as a day or three, would that cover me? I also looked for someone with a huge steel silo that we could rent and that would serve as Faraday`s cage. If a second Baofeng III could not pick up the signal outside this silo, would we still need our authorized operator? Hams that use business band radios on amateur radio bands. Two thoughts: 1. This story is far from over. If you`re really bored, take the time to read Part 90 and Part 95 to see what the FCC is saying there. Next, take a look at Chinese radios certified as Part 90 and compare their characteristics and frequency range with what Part 90 actually says. Then read the FCC`s latest enforcement recommendation.
You will find all kinds of inconsistencies and gray areas. I`m tempted to do that and write a brilliant article that explains everything, but honestly, it seems like a huge waste of time. It`s time to take out the popcorn and watch the fun. 2. Radio amateurs may continue to legally use their Baofeng radios. We can see that the specific characteristics and frequency ranges of these radios (which are sold as new) are changing, but this probably won`t be a big problem for ham. Does anyone know the correct status of this problem? I am retired, I am currently studying for the technician class amateur radio license, and now I find that HT radio may not be legal, and most other HT and cellular devices marketed for Hams are not legal. In addition, New York and other states criminalize having an amateur radio in a vehicle (even if it is not in use).
They are radio amateurs at best. And many HAM would reject this claim. These radios must be approved by the FCC before being imported, advertised, sold or operated in the United States. (Emphasis added)¦You can legally listen to amateur radio on a baofeng, but for transmission you need a valid amateur radio license from Ofcom. This requires you to purchase the UK amateur radio license “Foundation”. Typically, this involves about 6 hours of study, completing a few basic practical exercises, and completing a multiple-choice theory test. You can study with the help of a local amateur radio club or online (with our Foundation Online course). The exam is paid for (£27.50 from 2020) and the Ofcom license itself is free. Many argue that no one will know (or care) if you transfer 1 watt instead of 0.5 watts, and anyone does it at their own risk, but the official answer, as we understand it, is “No – you can`t legally use a 446MHz baofeng if it exceeds 0.5 watts when sending.” However, it is perfectly legal to listen to PMR446 on a Baofeng handheld. So yes, a detour to say that these are illegal for non-HAM. This is what I posted on one of the Facebook pages to which I belong and includes my response to the author of the article Friend or Enemy. It`s a long time.
Take a deep breath. ————————————– Sun. I followed Noji Ratzlaff`s link (we are both part of the same Facebook page) to the friend or foe article (thisoldhamshack.com/baofeng-friend-or-foe-what-you-need-to-know/).