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Old July 31st, 2010, 11:31   #1
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Import restictions on radios?

I was looking through Ebay.ca and came across a prc-77 radio.
Are these a restricted item? It is not from the US.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 11:37   #2
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No. As long as you have the FCC sticker on there, you should be fine.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 11:42   #3
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They appear to be old US radios left behind I guess in other country's.
I'm not sure of a FCC sticker on them.Would they need to be tested
then?
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Old July 31st, 2010, 11:48   #4
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Perhaps I should ask if someone on the forum knows of a good place in
Canada to look,I have seen some in surplus stores,but they
were non working.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 11:49   #5
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Well most things wireless, have a sticker or engraving that says they operate withing FCC standards. Not sure if that would decrease your chances of importing though. The import laws should mention something, if not, and you are still in doubt, call them. Contrary to what some might say, they are pretty helpful.
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If you were trying to insert a magazine into another magazine then I guess that would be indeed ghey. Inserting a magazine in a magwell seems rather hetero to me. The tape is merely metro, calling it ghey is rather absurd and makes it hard for the metro magazines to socialize with other magazines.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 12:16   #6
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I shall do that,thanks.mean while I might find one yet in Canada
with a little time.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 12:39   #7
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These are fine to bring in; you don't need to be so paranoid when it comes to importing radio equipment.

They will not have FCC stickers, they are military radios. We also used these before we received the TCCCS digital radios, so there are enough of them floating around in country as well.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 12:41   #8
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I thought Canada had 2-watt limits without a license vs. 5-watt limits in the U.S.?
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Old July 31st, 2010, 12:54   #9
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Correct, however I've brought in numerous 5 watt radios over the past 5 years and have had no problems.

The only experience I had where someone pitched a fit was when I had a moto saber 2 that I wanted programmed, and the owner of the radio store I took it to proceeded to lecture me on the limits and licensing req's etc.
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Flyguy was telling me of there use and the undesired interference
to others.But this is starting sound a bit better,I will keep looking
in country first though.
I was just looking through my manual and it says, 1.1 to 2 watts.
Range is 2.5 to 8 KM as a man pack,and 13 KM vehicle.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 14:00   #11
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Are you planning on using it, or just having it?
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Would be fun to listen to,but I wouldn't mind using it once in awhile.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 15:03   #13
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Does your team run VHF band radios instead of UHF? Most airsoft players run UHF setups so you won't be compatible w/ the vast majority of players.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 15:18   #14
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I was thinking of having two radios for personal use,maybe for a
large game I might use them.I kind of like that they are not compatible
in a small way,but hey,I like to be different
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What are you doing about batteries, making your own or vehicle mounting it?
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