11-22-2018, 10:58 AM
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Area Code 530
Originally Posted by Loadedjeep
again, I apologize for not making myself clear. This is NOT a CB radio. Its a 10/12 meter Amateur radio sold legally by multiple outlets, walmart and amazon included. This radio is box stock and is operated in accordance to all FCC regulations. I am a licensed amateur , N7TJX, extra class
Mr Bill stated above the he believed the radio was not approved for use in the US. I respectfully disagree. The FCC amateur radio page
states that "The FCC equipment authorization program does not generally apply to amateur station transmitters."
Describe it however you wish but try to explain why: (1) your President Lincoln II is touted on the CB websites as a good quality "export" CB radio capable of transmitting on the 10, 11 and 12 meter bands with a minor modification that anyone can do, (2) the manufacturer provides a button on the face of your radio for switching between CB channels 9 and 19, and (3) why in your photo you have your radio tuned to CB channel 19 if it is not capable of Tx/Rx on the CB frequencies?
Although the FCC doesn't issue "type" authorizations for ham radio, it does for FRS,GMRS and CB - Part 95 to be specific. A device that transmits on the CB frequencies plus
ham frequencies cannot qualify for Part 95 type approval and cannot be legally imported into the U.S. That's why they are called "export" radios. (And just because Amazon sells them doesn't make the radios legal to import. Amazon still sells Baofeng UV-5R handheld 2m/70cm/FRS/GMRS radios even though the FCC has cracked down on the major U.S. Baofeng distributors.)
I didn't just fall off the turnip truck. Enjoy your not-a-CB.
Area Code 530
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