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Radio Laws in Canada - I may have a decent radio

Canada, Province of Ontario Local Chapter

Postby Ahab » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:13 pm

My local Hobby store guy tells me that laws in canada governing radio's differ from most other countries. And before purchasing a radio to make sure it is o.k. for use in Canada for "ground" use. Is this true? And is this radio fit that law?
It's on e-bay.

This is a Remote made by Futaba, this can be used for airplanes. Model FP-T4NBF, ConQuest FM, 72,570MHZ. 4 channel, needs battery charger, servos, and receiver. Used but in good shape
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Postby Desert Boat » Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:45 am

Do yourself a favor and buy from a local dealer or modeler there in your area. A used radio that needs a charger and servos on an internet auction probably won't be worth the money they want. When you buy locally, you have a chance to try it out and see what you're getting. That radio with a complete package shouldn't cost that much from your local hobby shop. How about one of you Canadian guys getting with this person ...heh? :)
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Postby bcliffe » Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:56 am

Canada's frequencies I believe are the same as the US. Stated below are the accepted Canadian Feq.

27 Land
72 Aircraft
75 Marine and Land


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Postby Bob the Builder » Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:54 am

Not sure how much this ebay package will go for, but I got my Airtronics VG600 surface frequency for $280CAD from the local hobby shop. It's not a top-of-the-line radio by any stretch, but with 6 channels, it's more than I need right now.

The price was certainly right, and being brand new I can count on customer support from the manufacturer and from the hobby store...
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Postby Ahab » Thu Sep 25, 2003 11:54 am

I think my hobby guy is a theif. He tells me the packages are much more expensive than that. He's extreamly knowledgable. But being the only game in town I think he knows he can price gouge.
I may have to see if I can purchase it online. Or go to down south to Toronto and try to find one.
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Postby bcliffe » Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:13 am

Ahab,

Were do you live?

You should be able to get a feel for prices by looking at:
http://www.greathobbies.com/

These folks quote stuff in Canadian dollars.

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