The FCC is considering locking down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones, SDRs) to prevent modification by end users.

Here is the wording…

Equipment Authorization and
Electronic Labeling for Wireless Devices

…with instructions to leave comments near the bottom of the webpage.

Other articles relating include:

Some exceptions for amateur radio are in the text, but the wording doesn’t seem to cover WiFi routers and such that don’t have original Part 97 certification except some broadcast gear.  The devil is in the details.  If you want to comment the deadline is.

Comment Deadline = September 8, 2015

John

About John Huggins

John is an electrical engineer working in astronomy and aerospace including antenna/RF design spanning 36 years with experience in antenna design including improvements (US20170201002A1 & USD798847S1) to the J antenna.

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