# Legitimacy and Practice of Frequency Hopping in Ham Radio in United States

After reading this question, I was wondering: is frequency hopping considered the most effective use'' of the frequency as stated in the FCC regulation?

If so, is there any restrictions on how the hopping should be performed?

• And here I was hoping someone made a question about frequency hopping spread spectrum... – AndrejaKo Dec 8 '13 at 14:44
• Please clarify your use of the term "frequency hopping", because the question you have linked to has nothing to do with that term as it is typically understood. If you describe exactly what operating technique you're proposing, we will be better able to answer your question in the context of actual technologies. – Dan KD2EE Dec 8 '13 at 22:00
• @DanKD2EE Actually, I don't think there is an inherent inconsistency here. The question may be inspired by the linked question even though it isn't directly related to it; what's described in the linked question certainly isn't what is commonly referred to as "frequency hopping", but this question makes no claim that it is either. – a CVn Dec 8 '13 at 22:18
• I'll accept that. I'm not sure how to answer this without being overly broad though, there are a LOT of ways to do frequency hopping, and deciding which is "the most effective" isn't exactly easy. – Dan KD2EE Dec 8 '13 at 22:27