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From: et472@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Michael Black)
Subject: Re: Broadcasting or Tuning into a certain frequency
Date: 17 Dec 2002 15:44:13 GMT
Organization: The National Capital FreeNet
Reply-To: et472@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Michael Black)
NNTP-Posting-Date: 17 Dec 2002 15:44:13 GMT
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"g0mem" (email@example.com) writes:
> "Dereck" wrote in message
>> I would like to have a personal radio (CB like device, preferably hand
>> that would broadcast on a certain adjustable frequency. I would like to
>> able to do two way communication, both listen and talk. The frequencies
> The following is ILLEGAL unless you have the appropriate permits e.g.
> MARS/CAP, but would get you on the above frequencies assuming the above is
> in MHz..
> Just get hold some 144MHz ham radio handheld tranceivers, most of the modern
> ones e.g. Yaesu, Kenwood and Icom, can be very easily opened up for Freeband
> TX and RX and so would cover these frequencies.
> Have a look at www.mods.dk that will tall you which particular ham
> tranceivers are easy to modify for this frequency band.
> Mike Turner
But assuming he's in the US, it's illegal no matter what.
The frequencies may not be available to personal use. Most likely not,
but there are some frequencies around there that are unlicensed or
easy to license, and the walkie talkies are readily available in consumer
Even if he was licensed to use the frequencies, or otherwise allowed,
building a transmitter would not be allowed. Amateur radio is about
the only service that allows for the user to build their own equipment.
Everything else requires buying commercially made equipment, and often
the equipment must be certified in some way to meet certain standards.
Modifying a transceiver intended for amateur use may not be illegal in
itself. But amateur transceivers are not approved for use on those
frequencies, and using one modified to work on those frequencies will be
All this applies to the US, and likely other places. I suppose there
are some countries where none of this would be illegal.
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