[AMPS] FCC Part 97.317

Mike Gilmer - N2MG n2mg@contesting.com
13 Sep 2000 11:22:03 -0700


This section of Part97 is for amplifiers only.

Go to ARRL's web site

http://www.arrl.org/field/regulations/news/part97/

97.317 Standards for certification of external RF power amplifiers.

Mike
N2MG
On Wed, 13 September 2000, "Scott Hotchkiss" wrote:

> 
> What does Icom use with the 706?
> Is there an internal T/R switch?
> Or an external (RF sensing) interface?
> Or does this NOT pertain to exciters and
> only amplifiers and their manufacturers?
> de W4PJ
> Scott R. Hotchkiss
> Fort Lauderdale, Florida
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Gilmer - N2MG" <n2mg@contesting.com>
> To: <amps@contesting.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 11:39 AM
> Subject: [AMPS] FCC Part 97.317
> 
> 
> >
> > Part 97.317 says...
> > <<
> > (c) Certification may be denied when denial would prevent the use of these
> amplifiers in services other than the amateur service. The following
> features will result in dismissal or denial of an application for
> certification:
> >
> >     .
> >     .
> >     .
> >    (5) Any internal RF sensing circuitry or
> >        any external switch, the purpose of
> >        which is to place the amplifier in
> >        the transmit mode;
> > >>
> >
> > This seems to indicate that there can be no, say, toggle switch on the amp
> for the purpose of RX/TX switching, and definitely says no RF-sensing T/R
> switching, so I suppose that the FCC wants ONLY a radio with a specific
> amp-keying line to be able to T/R switch a "certified" amp.  Is this to make
> it harder for typical CB radios to key an certified amp?
> >
> > Seems an awful lot of the requirements like maximum gain, minimum drive,
> etc., are specifically there to deny CB radios easy compatibility with
> amplifiers.
> >
> > 73
> > Mike
> > N2MG
> >
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