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Use of call sign with Part 15 devices on 33 cm and 70 cm ISM bands

Dec 8th 2015, 22:29

KC1ENN

Joined: Mar 16th 2015, 21:41
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I am a very new, Technician licensed amateur working with programmable part 15 devices, the rfm22b and cc1101 chip set, controlling them with arduino's. My goal at this time is location/telemetry beacons for a side hobby sending data via RTTY and Feld Hell. I'm operating at less then 10 mW using the data sheet recommended single wire antenna. I'm receiving using a home made yagi, LNA4ALL, NooElec dongle and FL-DIGI.

I have this working and get very good reception at distance.

My question to the community is about using my call sign with a part 15 device. Thoughts, reservations, suggestions?

Thank you.

KC1ENN
Dec 9th 2015, 02:12

AA6E

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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If you're operating under FCC regs for a service OTHER than Part 97 (Amateur Service), you need to follow the rules that apply to that service. As to ID, it's only a question of what is required under Part 15, i.e., none. See Part 15 regs.

I happen to use my callsign as an SSID on my home WiFi system, but that doesn't mean I'm operating Part 97. Or so I hope.

Sounds like a good QST article there! (But then you have to call it ham radio. :-)

73 Martin AA6E
Dec 15th 2015, 22:30

KC1ENN

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AA6E,

Thank you for the reply and your QST article suggestion. I'll certainly give the latter thought if/when my knowledge of these devices improves. In the mean time I may start a hardware forum thread on the rfm22b in the appropriate section to document the journey.

Here on out I'll refer to it as a QRP ham radio transceiver.

Thanks.
Dec 24th 2015, 00:27

KC1ENN

Joined: Mar 16th 2015, 21:41
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Question: Where in the forum should I start a thread on the rfm22b a 70cm/33cm FSK/GFSK/OOK low powered device?

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