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Old 06-24-2019, 08:42   #1
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§ 95.591 Sales of FRS combination radios prohibited.

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The Baofeng Sales Ban Countdown Continues
James Wesley Rawles June 20, 2019

Here is a reminder on an upcoming rule change by the FCC: On September 30, 2019, it will become illegal to sell or “offer for sale” (advertise) radios like the popular Baofeng UV-5R that can operate in the FRS radio band (462.5625 – 462.7250 MHz) and any other licensed band in a single device. Manufacturers will have to either quit selling them or block out the FRS bands–like they already do for the current cellular bands.

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§ 95.591 Sales of FRS combination radios prohibited.

Effective September 30, 2019, no person shall sell or offer for sale hand-held portable radio equipment capable of operating under this subpart (FRS) and under any other licensed or licensed-by-rule radio services in this chapter (devices may be authorized under this subpart with part 15 unlicensed equipment authorizations).

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Old 06-25-2019, 08:27   #2
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That's AFU! Thanks for the alert; time to reprioritize some purchases.
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Old 08-01-2019, 14:27   #3
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Thank you for the heads up JJ.

My radios arrived earlier today.
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Old 08-30-2019, 16:57   #4
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That's AFU!
No lie.

That would cover some Wouxuns as well - although "opening" up a radio is on the owner. But I know several people in volunteer orgs that own those radios because they're reasonable and are able to use them in multiple roles, including public service freqs they're allowed on as secondary user (but must lock the VFO) because while the local gov has the freq to offer, they are equipment-budget poor --> volunteers bring their own stuff to the table (kinda like 1775).

The list of stuff the FCC could be pursuing instead is a long one. Jeebers.
Need a facepalm symbol.

Appreciate the heads-up JJ.
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