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[AMPS] FCC certification - how do they do it?

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Subject: [AMPS] FCC certification - how do they do it?
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 12:44:28 -0400
Hi Charley,

No-where is a big place.

> No where in FCC Part 97 is anythong written than states it is illegal or
> imapprioprate for a manufacturer to provide technical information
> regarding the design, operation or modification to a third party.

97.317 c 3 says:

"Instructions for operation or modification of the amplifier a 
manner contrary to FCC rules."

Of course Part 2 and other areas of the rules clearly state that 
manufacturers can not ship devices that do not comply with the 
terms of type-acceptance when type-acceptance is required.

The FCC will not tolerate, and the people in enforcement have 
made it clear they won't tolerate, manufacturers shipping amplifiers 
that violate the terms of type-acceptance. Those terms prohibit 
operation on ten meters.

I specifically know this because I asked the FCC for an opinion if 
Ameritron could ship amplifiers to licensed amateur that included 
ten meters. Bill Cross said no. Not under any circumstance.

73, Tom W8JI

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