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Re: Sky Command



The testing that the FCC requires is actually done by independent
laboratories who verify that the product doesn't have spurious emissions
that exceeed FCC limits. They don't check for compliance with all portions
of the FCC regulations and the manufactuere still has the responsibility for
making sure that each product shipped complies with all regulations.

Sky Command may be legal in other countries so you can't fault the
manufacturer for including the option in their products. The problem was
their advertising. They should have pointed out in their U.S. advertising
and in the manuals that this feature wasn't available in the U.S. Otherwise,
U.S. hams who purchase the product because of this feature and find that
they can't use it here have a valid reason to return the product and receive
a refund.

The manufacturer was looking for a way to get out of their responsibility by
asking the FCC to make an exception for their product because they made a
mistake.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary "Joe" Mayfield" <gary_mayfield@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, 20 February 2001 22:14 UTC
Subject: [amsat-bb] Sky Command


> Weren't the earlier radios with "Sky Command" also approved by the FCC.
> Before the FCC ruled "Sky Command" operation was a violation of the rules?
>
> 73,
> Joe
> ka0yos@amsat.org
>
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