[aprssig] Regulatory compliance stuff
scott at opentrac.org
Thu Oct 16 16:31:45 EDT 2008
Sorry if this is a bit off-topic, but does anyone know of a good book on
FCC regulatory compliance? Something that covers parts 15, 90, 95, and
97 at least, with some explanation for non-lawyers. I've got a ton of
projects going (many APRS-related, of course) and it seems like a lot of
them fall into categories where I'm just not qualified to interpret the
law. The constant debate about whether or not non-hams can carry
trackers and what constitutes remote control is a good example, though I
don't expect to find that much detail about Part 97. I'm more concerned
about subjects like DoC, verification, certification, and so on.
For that matter, if anyone can recommend a lawyer with experience in the
field, let me know. I suppose that's the surest way to get reliable
answers, if I can afford them.
Oh yeah, my new 5-watt data transceivers are in stock now, both 2 meters
and 440. But the plug-in tracker/TNC isn't ready and I don't have the
programming cables yet (to use the radios by themselves), so it'll
probably be a little bit before I have them listed on the site still.
They're nice little units, roughly HT-sized with 2-point modulation (VCO
and PLL reference) so they're better suited for 9600 baud than many ham
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