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Old 04-01-2008, 12:37 PM
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Default For those about to buy illegal CB radios...

Read the following article:
EHAM's article of the CB Shop Bust at Johnson's Corner near Loveland, CO.

Know what you own. Be licensed. Amateurs can experiment and tinker. CB radio's are regulated by the FCC.
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So the Galaxy Model DX99V was non-certified because it was too powerful?
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So the Galaxy Model DX99V was non-certified because it was too powerful?
The radio did not meet the FCC Part 95 requirements ever for a CB radio and so it was never submitted for type approval no doubt. So since it's not type approved, it cannot be used for CB ever. Ham is different, the user is responsible for staying within Part 97 rules (i.e. power, modulation, etc.) and tinkering is totally allowed. Part 95, which is CB, FRS, GRMS, etc., requires that the radio be manufactured within the rules and no tinkering is allowed by anyone not FCC licensed to do radio repairs (like the guys over on Sheridan, for example). You can take a CB radio and mod it all you want to use on 10m or 12m ham, but once it's been messed with it can't be used on CB again.
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So it looks like Galaxy has been making a radio for 10M that is easily modified to work on CB frequencies at more than 4 watts. And the radios in question were never submitted to be certified by the FCC since they are "10M radios." But they are so easily modifiable that they break the rules.
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So it looks like Galaxy has been making a radio for 10M that is easily modified to work on CB frequencies at more than 4 watts. And the radios in question were never submitted to be certified by the FCC since they are "10M radios." But they are so easily modifiable that they break the rules.
More or less. The radio in question is a 100W rig. It's not that Galaxy just neglected to submit them, they are not legal for CB and couldn't even if they wanted. I dunno if Galaxy is just blind to them being modified or is truly just trying to make ham radios. I have a feeling that they are not ignorant to the situation and just choose to stay in the dark. But the analogy here is that all the guys who clip a diode on their ham rigs to open them for public service or FRS transmit are technically doing the same thing. Just something to think about, that $7,000 fine and all.
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