In Reply to: Re: IC sinewave oscillator posted by John Dunn - Consultant on 05/22/01 at 1:32 PM:
Thank you for your input and concern. I'll consider IR as an option, although I don't think it's the most feasible way of doing it.
For a full copy of the FCC rules regarding amateur radio (sorry, I should have posted this link earlier):
One of the primary purposes of amateur radio is to experiment and build things. The rules are often very forgiving when it comes to new types of radio communication, as long as it's on the up-and-up. Not only that, but "telecommand" is specifically listed as being OK. As for model craft, there are restrictions, for example a power limitation of only 1 watt. The power restriction is to keep one transmitter from controlling all of the planes in an entire state, which would be possible under normal restrictions. Model airplanes usually use pulse-width modulation, which makes it impossible to transmit a callsign, hence the callsign label on the transmitter. I have no interest in breaking the rules, and thank you for your concern. Either way, it's one of those things where nobody would care. Like I said, one watt on 2 meters doesn't go very far, so even if the FCC didn't like it, I don't think they would really bother to do anything about it (but that is not the point).
Again, thank you for the suggestions.