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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] amateur "exemption"

From: ed
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] amateur "exemption"
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:26:16 -0500

At 03:51 PM 12/18/02 -0800, address@hidden wrote:

>>the bottom line is a ham license really changes nothing unless you're cited by the FCC with a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) for transmitting on an allocated amateur frequency without a license.

>I was thinking of licensed activity *on* the UHF/SHF ham bands. Wouldn't this also rule out a current Ten-Tec rig, or
a TAPR DSP-10?


again, your application really doesn't matter. what matters is the *capability* of your "hardware or software." so even though your application may be mundane, if your hardware or software can--even in part--do anything forbidden (i.e., transmit/receive/modulate/demodulate/encode/decode/encrypt/decrypt/etc certain things you shouldn't) then mere possession can be prosecuted. not that it *will* be, just that it *can* be.

laws that restrict technology are often intentionally worded as vaguely as possible (often by people who don't understand the technology or the full implications of the law that will affect it) for maximum government flexibility. the result is that these laws often make no sense to logical technical people.

would it serve the interest of list members to compile a list of gnuradio-applicable federal and state laws and regulations? reading them can be quite depressing, so perhaps ignorance is bliss...


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