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Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by TickTock, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. TickTock

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    With the FAA cracking down on commercial UAV use, it is probably only a matter of time before the FCC decides to act on the unlicensed FPV hobbyists. It really isn't that hard to get a technician license and most OSD's allow you to display your callsign to be fully compliant. Don't be the poor guy who they decide to make an example of!

    http://www.arrl.org/getting-your-technician-license
     
  2. Greggreenberg

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    What is this license for? Amature radio? I was gonna get one but after calling around some clubs that offer testing they said I am complying with regulations flying my phantom FPV with fat sharks. He said is had to do with some type of spectrum and I was still in the publics spectrum
     
  3. TickTock

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    Is fatshark spread spectrum? That is the only way they could be license-free. If they are they should have an FCC Id number printed on it somewhere. If there is no ID, then it isn't license free.
     
  4. tmcgowan

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    Gee, do I need a license for my 5.8 ghz wireless phone as well?

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  5. TickTock

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    No you don't. Those are spread spectrum and you will see an FCC ID on it.
     
  6. TickTock

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  7. Greggreenberg

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    So let me get his straight because the guy I was talking to also said some things about cellphones and people don't have licenses for them. Do I need a license to use the fat shark. I don't have them in front of me so I don't know of they have the Id. I'm using the stock transmitter I think it's 200. I'm looking to upgrade to a 500.
     
  8. TickTock

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    Yup. Illegal. FatShark is based in China so they aren't going to concern themselves with legality in the US unless it prevents them from selling and so far it hasn't.