Loc: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
02-17-02 05:12 AM - Post#1389
In response to DRPKE
Radios manufactured after a certain date (I wish I could tell you the exact date... 1992-ish?) are legal. To transmit with a radio manufactured prior to that magic date, it must be re-certified. Radios that have been re-certified should have a gold sticker on the back to indicate that.
You'd probably have to send it back to the manufacturer to get it certified if it needs it. It's possible that some radios -cannot- be certified in their present form because their electronics can't be adjusted enough to meet current emissions standards. (they'd require circuit modification, which would probably exceed the value of the radio)
But to make a long story short, if it's old enough to be illegal, it's definitely not computerized. Using a non-computerized radio (no mixes!) with a heli is probably a REAL bad idea.