Thread: Icom PS125
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Old April 8th 07, 02:52 AM posted to
Phil Kane Phil Kane is offline
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Default Icom PS125

On Sat, 7 Apr 2007 14:25:28 EDT, Bruce in Alaska

The Phrase in question is "Type Accepted", and ALL Transmitters licensed
under Part 90, 80, 20, and a few others, MUST be Type Accepted by the
FCC, to be marketed, Imported, and sold, in the US. Any person may
modify any piece of equipment they choose, HOWEVER, said modification
MAY void the Type Acceptance for that piece of equipment, and therefor
make it a violation of the Licensing Conditions as specified on the
Station License granted by the FCC.

Hey, Bruce, things have changed since the days when we looked for the
FCC Form 452-C on each transmitter (a tag stating the name of the
licensee and the call sign of the station that it was licensed under).
Quite a while back, the FCC changed the level for Land Mobile (and
other services') transmitters from "Type Acceptance" to
"Certification" meaning that the manufacturers need not send the test
data to the FCC and wait for the Type Acceptance to be issued but can
self-test and certify that it meets specs, with test data made
available if there is a question. This was because the industry
complained that it was taking too long to process Type Acceptance
applications, and the Commish' took the easy way out and changed the
level rather than to do what should have been done, namely hire more
examiners to make the process more timely.

Oh, the requirement for the 452-C is gone as well. More

73 de K2ASP - Phil Kane

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Beaverton (Washington County) Oregon

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