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From: six@uhf.wireless.net
Subject: Re: Re[4]: My Spread Spectrum Letter to FCC
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 12:12:41 -0500 (EST)

> Part 15 devices have *absolutely NO* legal status for protection from
> ANY interference, amateur or otherwise! ISM is covered under PART
> 18, not part 15. Most of the true ISM stuff is things like
> industrial heating eqpt., sputtering and ion deposition gear, etc.
> In general, things that reside in industrial facilities and sometimes
> in hospitals. (the only notable exception here is microwave ovens,
> which , IMO , only got qualified under part 18 by dirty politics!!!)

Hmmm. Sounds like I have fallen pray to a common misconception. Next time I am at the law library I'll dig out CFR 47 parts 15 AND 18 and see what they have to say.

I already commented to Art that I found the wording in part 97 in regards to interference to ISM devices quite odd (I always thought these were part 15, but we'll see next time I read CFR 47).

Guess this wouldn't be the first time that the wording in different parts of the FCC rules contradict each other!

Bernie nu1s

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