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Old 12-06-2005, 12:49 PM   #16
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What's that knock at my door.....OMG THE FEDS HERE TO TAKE MY LITTLE RC CONTROLLER AWAY!
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:32 PM   #17
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Buddy.... get a life.
I think you should remove your Spektrum and destroy it before the Feds come and lock you up. Or better yet, send it to me and I will take care of it for you.

Well I guess that FCC sticker I had to remove on the bottom of my receiver doesn't mean anything.
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:57 PM   #18
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The spektrum system is NOT illegal in any way. Also, our standard 27MHz and 75MHz X-tal systems are NOT illegal.

(Note: If you use a 60MHz system from Japan, it IS illegal).

The FCC allocates frequency bands per the following chart.

FCC Band Allocation Chart
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Old 12-06-2005, 03:31 PM   #19
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According to the FCC you must be a licensed radio repair person to change frequencies on your radio. So why do they sell crystals to all of us? I would not be too concerned with a fed showing up at your door. 2.4 gig is a band used by so many applications such as cordless phones, wireless routers, etc. Spektrums have to have some sort of license to operate in this range without interference.
Absolutely right, I've been racing a LONG time(almost 17 years now), & there have always been some vagaries in FCC regs that we may or may not be violating, but frankly, we don't matter to them, we're small beans. After all, they're much more busy going after celebrities that flash a boob on TV than a bunch of us nobodies playing with toy cars. Seriously, relax & enjoy, you will NOT be seeing the men in black knocking down your track's door anytime soon.....
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:01 PM   #20
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And I like celebrity boobies too. Darn you FCC...

Anyways. It looks like GlennCauley's logic is on the button. I doubt Spektrum would release a product that wasn't liscensed by the FCC. That would be suicide.

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Old 12-06-2005, 07:46 PM   #21
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Funny,

I posted this earlier in response on the regular Spektrum thread.

"So what....

You a lawyer? I'm sure there are certain definitions regarding the interpretation of the FCC statments in regards to the Spektrum system. For instance, the RF transmitter is only one component of the transmitter module. There are no instructions on the installation or removal of the RF transmitter to/from the transmitter module. So, using that logic, the Spektrum complies with the FCC rules because the RF transmitter is only one component of the module, and it is housed in the "appliance" manufactured by them..

I would think that they are aware of the installation and use of the modules. Oh, and if you have a M8, or another FM system, you should know its against FCC rules to CHANGE the CRYSTALS in the transmitter. So, I guess we have ALL been breaking that rule too.

Come and get me FCC. Just don't take my spektrum!

FCC has bigger fish to fry anyway- Like Howard Stern.

Anyway, I like the part about the RF exposure. Maybe I can put a hot dog on my transmitter antenna, and by the end of the race it will be nice and toasty!!!! "
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Thank God I'm Canadian and I don't have to listen to the FCC
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I feel like such a fool for reading this entire thread......
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My brain hurts for trying to fathom other peoples thoughts.
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I feel like such a fool for reading this entire thread......
Well said!
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Well said!
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Since the title of the tread is absolutly 100% not true, can a moderator please change it?
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Double post..woah..sorry

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Old 12-08-2005, 01:53 AM   #29
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I ll just put on my tinfoil hat if i use a spectrum nearby..

(if you read slashdot.Com, you know what i mean )
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This thread is completely useless, what are you worried about, going to jail for messing around with R/C equipment?
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Here is my question, I am not a radio guru but I do know enough that if I get into the guts of my radio I run the risk of voiding some FCC law. Like the "do not remove this tag under penelty of law" on my mattress.
Also, once you purchased the mattress, you're actually supposed to remove the tag. The do not remove part is so stores can't resell used mattresses as ne
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