Legal risks are not something I would worry about, especially at QRP power levels.
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Cease operating if you get a complaint, verify your equipment is not at fault before resuming.
If that's too much risk, you'd best stay in bed.
Most of us take far more risk everyday when we get behind the wheel.
Or make our way on foot using a crosswalk.
On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 08:44 AM, Andy_501 wrote:
Likewise would repairing your own faulty ICOM or Yaesu gear not fall into the same category? Changing the PA's as an example could result in some nasty parasitics that could interfere with another EMER or ATC service etc and without have the work done in a certified repair shop or confirmed and certified by an advance amateur puts it in the homebrew category as well one would think.
In Canada the previous "pro-active cooperative resolution system" for RFI and other interference resolution has been removed from govt inspectors and thrown into the adversarial court systems for settlements in worst case scenarios now; privatized to reduce inspector workloads that justified budget reductions. So it isn't the smooth process it once was. In the extreme it is possible a previously easily resolved issued could rapidly approach a D.A.R.F. on steriods situation. Something a noobie is not likely to welcome as experience in a new hobby they just want to enjoy.