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[Discuss-gnuradio] FCC open meeting adopts SDR rpt & order

From: Eric Blossom
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] FCC open meeting adopts SDR rpt & order
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 13:21:45 -0800
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The full Commission adopted an SDR R&O at its open meeting this morning.
The text is not yet available (remember, it can take between a day and
a month for it to be released after it has been "adopted").

Press release:

"In this item, the Commission modified and clarified certain
authorization requirements for software defined and cognitive radios
to facilitate the development of these technologies.  It required that
radios that incorporate software designed to be, or expected to be,
modified by a party other than the manufacturer provide reasonable
security measures to prevent unauthorized software modifications that
would either affect the RF operating parameters directly or otherwise
indirectly affect the cirucmstances under which the transmitter
operates in accordance with Commission rules. [...]

It also clarified the rules to permit manufacturers to market radios
that have the hardware-based capability to transmit outside authorized
United States frequency bands, but required software controls to limit
operation to authorized frequency bands when used in the United

Seth Schoen
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