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Re: Voice QSO at 1819 Violation of FCC Rules



Date sent:      	Sat, 28 Apr 2001 12:16:59 -0700 (PDT)
From:           	Matt Henderson <kb3drq@yahoo.com>
Subject:        	Re: [sarex] Voice QSO at 1819   Violation of FCC Rules
To:             	kk5do@arrl.net, sarex@AMSAT.Org

> 
> 
>   You just wrote it!  Subtitle B says that "No station may 
> > transmit with a transmitter power exceeding 1.5 kW PEP".
> Peak Envelope Power means the amount of RF energy (in watts)
> leaving your antenna, not leaving your radio! How many

it would appear that your definition of PEP is different from the FCC's 
definition. here is what the FCC says PEP is from part 97, thus it can be 
measured at the radio otherwise, you are measuring the loss if measured at 
the end of the coax where it attaches to the antenna and you could be 
emitting more power than allowed by law.

73...bruce

(6) PEP (peak envelope power). The average power supplied to the antenna transmission line by a
transmitter during one RF cycle at the crest of the modulation envelope taken under normal
operating conditions.




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