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Re: [TenTec] RFI question for Orion and other TT rigs

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] RFI question for Orion and other TT rigs
From: Ken Brown <ken.d.brown@verizon.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 14:55:18 -1000
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>If you begin with the premise that good design
>parameters are met and exceeded in all radio design that pass FCC type
I am curious about "FCC type requirements".

I know that transceivers use in commercial and CB radio service need to 
be "FCC Type Accepted" for their particular use. Type acceptance means 
that the equipment has gone through a certification process wherein the 
it is certified that it meets certain standards in frequency tolerance, 
spurious emissions, modulation quality and similar things. Most amatuer 
equipment meets the specifications, or can if operated properly, but is 
not "Type Accepted" and cannot legally be used on commercial frequencies.

I also know that commercially produced amateur gear must meet some kind 
of specifications to be marketed in the US. We have all seen the 
advertisements for the latest rig that is not yet certified (I think 
that is the term they use) for sale in the US. I think this is something 
different from "FCC Type Acceptance"

Can someone shed some light on the particulars about "Type Acceptance" 
versus "Certification"?


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