[rescue] Computerfests

Kevin Loch kloch at gurunet.net
Mon Apr 19 10:10:27 CDT 2004

Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Fri, 16 Apr 2004 @ 17:08 -0600, Dan Duncan said:
>>You might violate certain regs by asking if they want to buy
>>something over the radio.  
> HAMs have been doing that at these shows since I was a kid, and I don't
> remember any of them getting in trouble over it.

Because it's explicitly permitted in FCC rules Part 97:


(a) No amateur station shall transmit:


(3) Communications in which the station licensee or control operator has 
a pecuniary interest, including communications on behalf of an employer. 
Amateur operators may, however, notify other amateur operators of the 
availability for sale or trade of apparatus normally used in an amateur 
station, provided that such activity is not conducted on a regular basis;


Which only applies to items YOU are selling.  Walking around a hamfest
talking about items other people are selling that you or the other 
station might want to buy doesn't even trigger the "pecuniary interest"

Complete Part97:


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