FCC ORDERS BAN OF ALL BAOFENGS BECAUSE TOO MANY HAMS ACCIDENTALLY TRANSMIT THAT AWFUL SIREN TONE ON LOCAL REPEATER

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a decision that most ham radio operators knew would eventually happen, The Federal Communications Commission has ruled that Baofeng radios with the built-in audible siren feature can no longer be sold in the U.S.

Most of the handheld radios made by Baofeng come with a siren that can easily be activated at the touch of a button. Radio operators have been inundated with the annoying sound at hamfests, club meetings and on the air.

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