FCC CDR/SDR Order from a PC site

Here is a PC site for the paranoid:


AMSAT Director and VP Engineering. Member: ARRL, AMSAT-DL,
“If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or
else you’re going to be locked up.” Hunter S. Thompson

On 7/6/07, Robert McGwier [email protected] wrote:

Here is a PC site for the paranoid:

Thanks Bob. It looks pretty boring as far as I can tell. Here’s an
excerpt of the part
about amateur radio:

6. In regard to MSS' request for clarification about the regulatory

treatment of amateur radio equipment, the Commission did not intend to
impose any new certification requirements for amateur radio equipment
in the Cognitive Report and Order. External RF amplifiers that operate
below 144 MHz that are marketed for use with amateur stations will
continue to require certification before they can be marketed. Other
amateur radio equipment, including equipment that meets the definition
of a software defined radio and that has software that is designed or
expected to be modified by a party other than the manufacturer, will
continue to be exempt from a certification requirement. However, as the
Commission noted in the Cognitive Report and Order, certain
unauthorized modifications of amateur transmitters are unlawful. It may
revisit the issue of the certification of amateur equipment with
software modifiable features as identified above in the future if
misuse of such devices results in significant interference to
authorized spectrum users.

-Michael, VE3TIX