On Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:31:48 +0000 (UTC), "Vinny P."
>It makes sense - but there must be a good reason for the
>non-export version. Right?
>Anyway, I had to fax him this document that says I'm not
>going to use the extra frequencies:
>So my only question is (since I only bought one):
>Q: What happens if I do use those extra frequencies?
Nothing. When you dive into the setup, there's a choice of various
countries. Pick USA and you'll get the usual 11 channels and 1 watt
maximum per FCC rules. If you pick some other country, you might end
up with 14 channels, but also a lower power maximum.
>(i.e., is there a real benefit if I had two of them?)
No. The only difference between export and domestic is the FCC
sticker and the availability of options that you're not going to use.
>(i.e., what's the real chance of getting caught?)
Minimal. It's really a political issue. The FCC is not interesting
in enforcing anything that does not generate revenue or in an election
year, generate points for the incumbents. The only way you're going
to have a problem is if you trash the Wi-Fi connection of a congress
critter or other important official, and they complain to the FCC.
That will usually precipitate a reaction only slightly less than
biblical proportions, which you will surely regret. Another way is
for someone to file an official complaint, and the complaint is
randomly selected for enforcement, perhaps to demonstrate that the FCC
EB is actually doing something useful. Of course, getting your name
in the press by boasting about the laws that you're breaking will not
be a good thing.
On the other foot, I occasionally report interference violations to
the FCC, when I can't get through to the perpetrator. For
non-commercial interference complaints:
All that usually happens is the FCC sends a form letter informing the
owner that they're breaking the rules. The letter includes an
itemized list of dire consequences. These usually get the recipients
attention and the problem goes away.
>(i.e., is there any way to actually 'use' those frequencies with just one of them?)
That's a little like asking if it is possible to drive the wrong way
in the traffic lanes made for opposing traffic. The answer is yes,
there is a way, but it won't work very well, or for very long. Most
of the channels between 2483.5 and 2500MHz are used by satellite
MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth), RADIODETERMINATION-SATELLITE
(space-to-Earth), MOBILE-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth),
RADIODETERMINATION-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth), S5.398, S5.150,
S5.402, US319, US41, NG147. ISM Equipment (18), Satellite
Communications (25), Private Land Mobile (90), Fixed Microwave
I really don't know who uses those frequencies, but I'm sure they
won't be thrilled with your presence.
Jeff Liebermann email@example.com
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