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Old 10-19-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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So I am looking at getting into FPV thinking about using 5.8 Ghz band can someone point me in the directions of the regulations on FPV with and without amateur radio license.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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I'll have to look it up, but 5.8ghz at FPV power levels does require an Amateur cert last I looked (about a year).

You can run it anyways, but it technically would be in violation and honestly there's some good stuff in the classes, that and you get a call sign for broadcasting
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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Looks like most of 5.8 is amateur but you really should get a license anyways. It cost less than 20.00 bucks and you get a lot of good information out of it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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For the majority of video transmitters used in FPV ranging from 900mHz, 1280mHz, 2.4G and 5.8G a technicians license is needed for legal transmission.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:32 PM   #5
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I am studying for the licence now but if 2.4 ghz is amature why wouldnt you need a licence to use an rc tx?

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:12 PM   #6
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I am studying for the licence now but if 2.4 ghz is amature why wouldnt you need a licence to use an rc tx?

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The power level on 2.4 RC transmitters is REALLY low; 100mW iirc. That's why they only have a range of a few hundred yards.

The 900MHz, 2.4GHz and 5.8Ghz bands include provisions for extremely low power license free use however 1280MHz does not have any such provisions.
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