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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB011 (2003)

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ARLB011 FCC Invites Comments on Amateur-Related Petition

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ARRL Bulletin 11  ARLB011
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 31, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB011 FCC Invites Comments on Amateur-Related Petition

Dale Reich, K8AD has petitioned the FCC to require sellers of
two-way voice or data equipment to keep on file a buyer's name,
address, telephone number and "any future information when selling a
radio that required licensing under the current FCC rules." Comments
on the petition, RM-10641, are due February 28.

Information collected would remain private, available only to the
FCC or law enforcement. Reich said in his petition that any retail
vendor would be able to ask local police for an investigation if the
retailer suspected the radios were not going to be used in
compliance with the law.

Included in the petition is a requirement for "ownership and license
tagging" for gear operating under Parts 5, 15, 18, 74, 80, 90, 95
and 97. In his petition, Reich said such tagging used to be an FCC
requirement and that his proposed change was a needed tool for local
law enforcement.

The full text of Reich's petitions is available on the FCC Web site.
Search for the petition number.
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