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FCC Ban on Baofeng Radios

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by rybo830, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Oct 30, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    rybo830

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    Gunshot-6A

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    Honestly, I am surprised that ban didn't happen WAY sooner considering the spectrum they can operate on and how that interfaces with the letter of the law regarding HAM radio equipment.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    It's not a ban. They're just not type certified so can't be used on GMRS frequencies, even though they're capable. They can also be modified to output excessive watts on restricted power frequencies.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    This?
     
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    funny part is people thought that the ban would somehow make the baofeng a high demand product and so bought them in bulk and are now trying to sell them on FB marketplace for double the regular cost.

    silly flippers
     
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  6. Oct 30, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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    ...thereby directly violating the rule in question, lol...
     
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    Thanks, just picked up 2
     
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