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Yeah, well, in my little corner of the universe, Ermi’s and David’s comments aren’t exactly about the capabilities of the Rangemaster, nor experience with licensed AM broadcasting. What KENC went through should still be considered for it’s lessons, which, for better or worse, are now a part of history.
What the agent was looking at was a signal so strong that he considered it well beyond the intent of the rules. That it also appeared to cover more territory than he expected was apparently also a factor … I believe his first thoughts were of piracy rather than a constellation of small Part 15 -compliant transmitters. Once caught up in the cluster of follow-up events, it appears the situation escalated into posturing on both sides of the issue.
What seems most significant to me, and apparently many of Mr. Cartwright’s listeners and friends, was the extraordinary effort that went into trying to understand the rules and the creative thought and engineering by Keith Hamilton and others to resolve the conflict and still keep KENC on the air with its listener base.
I’m in favor of whatever success can be achieved with the proposed launch, but I’m also aware of the potential hazards, some of which arose during the profiling of the KENC case.