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Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio by Dennis Kidder, Jack Purdum

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CHAPTER 4

Station Timer

In this chapter we use the LCD shield you built in Chapter 3 to create a station ID timer. Section 97.119(a) of the FCC Rules and Regulations that govern amateur radio operation states that:

       (a) Each amateur station, except a space station or telecommand station, must transmit its assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of each communication, and at least every 10 minutes during a communication, for the purpose of clearly making the source of the transmissions from the station known to those receiving the transmissions. No station may transmit unidentified communications or signals, or transmit as the station call sign, any call sign not authorized to the station.

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