Don''t you think they may simply want/need the doc's to cover their
If you go off your rocker (or even if you don't) and do weird things
on other than ham frequencies and FCC looks at your radio, they may
want to ask T-T why they gave you the change information.
Consider their vulnerability in such situations. I'm sure there's
legal precedent for them wanting the doc's.
When I asked for transmit capability outside the amateur radio bands
for the Paragon we have at our Emergency Operations Center at work
(NASA Johnson Space Center), I gave them documentation that stated
what we needed that capability for and how we would use it. I don't
think I thought twice about it. Did the same thing for Icom, Yaesu
and Kenwood on the rigs (IC-781, FT-1000, and TS-950) at the JSC ARC
station--backup radios and station location for the EOC.
From: Steve Ellington N4LQ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'Ten-Tec Users
Date: Saturday, October 30, 1999 22:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Pagasus Mars Info
>There's nothing illegal about a ham owning a rig that covers all HF
>frequencies. I've done the "mars" mod to my IC706 and use it for a
>stable signal generator while testing other rigs. I know TT has a
>right to handle this anyway they see fit but may I ask: How does
>having a MARS license prove you aren't going to use the rig for Short
>Wave broadcasting, CB etc?
>----- Original Message -----
>To: 'Ten-Tec Users Reflector' <email@example.com>
>Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 4:25 PM
>Subject: [TenTec] Pagasus Mars Info
>> Here is the email correspondence I had with Ten-Tec about getting
>> a possible "mars mod" for the Pagasus. Seems like it's stacked
>> honest operator....oh well
>> de Tim K0FL
>> At 11:41 AM 10/29/99 -0400, you wrote:
>> >Is there a "mars mod" to open up the tx on the Pegasus..?? It
>> >to operate my 1208 transverter on the whole 6m band.
>> >Thanks...de Tim K0FL
>> MARS operation requires a special EEPROM only available from us,
>> it can't be released unless we have a copy of your MARS license.
>> Scott Robbins, W4PA
>> (My Response)
>> I'm very sorry to hear that Scott. I've used jap rigs to drive
>> transverters for years. Unfortunately all I have now is a Omni-6
>> as you know can't go above 50.350 with the 1208. Tell me...do you
>> proof of a ham license to buy a Ten-Tec rig..?? I bet not...double
>> de Tim K0FL (a honest operator)
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