Re: [MV] Radios in our MV's is it leagal

From: Joe Foley (
Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 16:55:35 PST

You might just as well get the license, you'll want to
transmit anyway!

The dummy microphone is a good idea, too. If you have
your rig up and running on receive there will be MANY
inquisitive fingers tempted to push the button on the
mike just to see what happens. This might cause smoke
as well as illegal activity.


--- Dave Ball <> wrote:
> I was wondering after seeing the post about
> licensing needed for operation
> of some of the military radio equipment.
> I see a lot of radios in the Mil Vehicles (100's of
> Jeeps) and I plan on
> putting a BC-659 in my 1943 Dodge Weapons Carrier is
> there an FCC rule that
> says I can not do this legally or is it just illegal
> to transmit on them?
> Can you make a dummy mike just for authenticity and
> still receive I mean if
> someone out there is transmitting of course much
> like a scanner?
> Also I seem to remember a no code License for a
> certain band what band is it
> and is it any use to us MV collectors and does it
> cover any of the old
> military radio bands.
> I am talking about 55 year old equipment not the new
> sincgars stuff I see
> people using in the Humvee's and CUCV's which I
> would imagine would be a
> sensitive area due to these radios still being state
> of art and encrypted
> and in use by our troops at present.
> Dave
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