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Subject: Re: IC sinewave oscillator

Date: 05/21/01 at 10:29 PM
Posted by: Ben Moss
E-mail: benm@rollanet.org
Message Posted:

In Reply to: Re: IC sinewave oscillator posted by John Dunn - Consultant on 05/21/01 at 8:40 PM:

From a legal standpoint, it's fine. Radio control of model craft is allowed using amateur frequencies provided that a label is attached to the transmitter with the licence holder's name, address, callsign, etc. and the transmitter must not put out more than 1 watt. Well, a Dodge Intrepid isn't exactly a model craft, but it's close enough for me. :)
From part 97 of the FCC rules:

97.215 Telecommand of model craft.

An amateur station transmitting signals to control a model craft may be
operated as follows:

(a) The station identification procedure is not required for transmissions
directed only to the model craft, provided that a label indicating the station
call sign and the station licensee's name and address is affixed to the station

(b) The control signals are not considered codes or ciphers intended to
obscure the meaning of the communication.

(c) The transmitter power must not exceed 1 W.

Thanks for the concern anyway, I hate to see the bands cluttered up by stuff that doesn't need to be there. But 1W on two meters isn't going to go all that far, (not more than a few miles at the most), so it's no big deal.
-Ben Moss

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