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What is the source of your statement a few posts back?
“WARNING: The FCC also states it is illegal in the USA to posess,transport,sell,market,own or operate any transmitter that is not a kit that does not comply with and bear an FCC certification ID tag.”
The applicable FCC rules I have located are stated below. Nowhere is it written that it is illegal to own or posses such a transmitter.
The simplest statement is in the document OET BULLETIN NO. 63, “UNDERSTANDING THE FCC REGULATIONS FOR LOW-POWER, NON-LICENSED TRANSMITTERS”:
What happens if one sells, imports or uses non-compliant low-power transmitters?
The FCC rules are designed to control the marketing of low-power transmitters and, to a lesser extent, their use. If the operation of a non-compliant transmitter causes interference to authorized radio communications, the user should stop operating the transmitter or correct the problem causing the interference. However, the person (or company) that sold this non-compliant transmitter to the user has violated the FCC marketing rules in Part 2 as well as federal law. The act of selling or leasing, offering to sell or lease, or importing a low-power transmitter that has not gone through the
appropriate FCC equipment authorization procedure is a violation of the Commission’s rules and federal law. Violators may be subject to an enforcement action by the Commission’s Field Operations Bureau…
§ 2.803 Marketing of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization.
(a) Except as provided elsewhere in
this section, no person shall sell or
lease, or offer for sale or lease (including
advertising for sale or lease), or import,
ship, or distribute for the purpose
of selling or leasing or offering for sale
or lease, any radio frequency device
§ 15.1 Scope of this part.
(c) Unless specifically exempted, the
operation or marketing of an intentional
or unintentional radiator that is
not in compliance with the administrative
and technical provisions in this
part, including prior Commission authorization
or verification, as appropriate,
is prohibited under section 302
of the Communications Act of 1934, as
amended, and subpart I of part 2 of this
Communications Act of 1934
SEC. 302. [47 U.S.C. 302] DEVICES WHICH INTERFERE WITH RADIO
(b) No person shall manufacture, import, sell, offer for sale, or ship devices
or home electronic equipment and systems, or use devices, which fail to comply with regulations promulgated pursuant to this section.