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Offline harpoTopic starter

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Amateure Radio
« on: December 02, 2011, 05:42:50 PM »
Hello and welcome to my post XD.

any hows I have been interested in robotics for a few years
now and i recently got the idea of trying to control my robot
using my amateur radio. would it be legal using ham radio to send commands to my land based robot and have it send me info back?

(yes i am licensed)
Thanks!
-Harpo
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Re: Amateure Radio
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 06:35:16 PM »
Maybe you should just program a robot to be able to pass the test to get its HAM license too. :P

I have no idea, but good luck.

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Re: Amateure Radio
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011, 06:59:12 PM »
It can be legal if you are licensed, the transmission uses your Call sign to ID in an easily read format, CW Morse is always accepted and not to use frequencies where telemetry and control are forbidden.

Read the FCC rules of Part 97 (assuming you are in the USA, if another country check on the rules for that country) for the details.

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Re: Amateure Radio
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 10:37:46 PM »
It can be legal if you are licensed, the transmission uses your Call sign to ID in an easily read format, CW Morse is always accepted and not to use frequencies where telemetry and control are forbidden.

Read the FCC rules of Part 97 (assuming you are in the USA, if another country check on the rules for that country) for the details.
The way he spelled Amateure makes me think he isn't from the U.S. and learned British English.

Offline harpoTopic starter

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Re: Amateure Radio
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2011, 06:20:52 PM »
No, i'm from the united states.
I'm just really bad at spelling.

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Re: Amateure Radio
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2011, 09:10:50 PM »
I'm just really bad at spelling.
So am I Which is why I installed a spell checker add-in to the FireFox browser. Then read what I write twice before posting.
I still post misspelled words but not nearly as often.

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Re: Amateure Radio
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011, 04:23:39 PM »
Hi,

any hows I have been interested in robotics for a few years
now and i recently got the idea of trying to control my robot
using my amateur radio. would it be legal using ham radio to send commands to my land based robot and have it send me info back?

(yes i and licensed)
I guess the rules differ from one country to another, but in Denmark, you couldn't get the license without knowing what's allowed in which bands.
As part of the license exam, you have to demonstrate working knowledge of how radio TX and RX works as well, but sadly, a lot of the knowledge has gone down the drain with all the cheap commercial radios.

However, I'm sure you'll be able to make simple transceiver for one of the ISM bands (or modify an existing X-ceiver) and then you'd have no problems as long as you keep it "experimental" (some experiments spans several years ;))
Regards,
Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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Engineering is based on numbers - not adjectives

 


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