Questions tagged [legal]

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Which band will I be authorized the most bandwidth?

Lets say I want to do a bit of experimenting with some high bandwidth uses for transmitting data, high quality voice, etc. Which Amateur band will give me the maximum bandwidth, and what is the ...
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Do people really do GMRS liscenses [closed]

Sometimes on my Chinese uhf/vhf amateur transceiver, which goes all the way to 520 megahertz, i listen to GMRS/FRS/MURS frequencies. I always hear little kids messing around in the neighborhood on ...
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Is a guest-operator QSO recorded in the host-station log too?

Just what the title reads. An amateur may operate outside his own shack from another operator's station, or from a club-station etc. As a matter of protocol, the guest operator is expected to ...
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Why do Amateur Radio organizations in the United States oppose the relaxation of encryption prohibitions?

I saw this question stating that it is illegal to encrypt traffic, at least in the US and UK. I also heard that there was recently an attempt to get the FCC to loosen this restriction, but a lot of ...
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Does mixed-mode operation qualify as a QSO? [closed]

Working the bands it's quite possible to work in mixed-mode, albeit I doubt whether it is ever done. Call this a thought experiment: Station A operates CW, Station B operates SSB. I find myself ...
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Is Alaska considered to be located north of line A?

I recentley moved to Fairbanks AK, and was wondering if Alaska constituted being north of line A. Being that geographically, Alaska is north of line A, but in real world applications, Fairbanks is ...
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Why is an exemption for music given to NASA broadcasts of manned space flight missions?

FCC 97.113 Prohibited transmissions reads: (e) No station shall retransmit programs or signals emanating from any type of radio station other than an amateur station, except propagation and ...
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What regulatory issues/differences should I be aware of as a US ham vacationing in Europe (Poland)?

I am a US ham with an Extra Class ticket. If I were to go Poland (or possibly some other part of Europe) on vacation and bring some radios, what legal stuff do I need to know about? I know that my ...
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How big can an antenna be before I need planning permission in the UK?

Presumably setting up a 1m high antenna in a back garden isn't going to be an issue, but setting up an 80m high antenna would likely cause complaints! How high an antenna can I legally construct in ...
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Can I modify my radio to transmit on frequencies that I can currently only listen to? [closed]

I bought a radio that can receive 4 ham bands, but only transmit on 2. Can I modify my radio to transmit on these frequencies legally?

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