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And the manual does say it will transmit down the block. Just like I thought. I really don’t know where the FCC cme up with the 250 Ft statement, but maybe the rules were written so long ago that its just a little dated without real world testing. I’ve heard people so paranoid that they would adjust their transmitter not to go out of their house. That’s fine if your just messing around and don’t want your signal to reach any neighbors. But in real world experience if your transmitter goes down the block I don’t think anyone is gonna send a swat team after you Unless your using a frequency that is not blank. But again that is just my opinion and you know what they say about them. But I can tell you from public places that use these FM Transmitters which certainly go way beyond their property and this is for years. I’d go with the 600-800 Ft as was tested and call it a day. If the FCC knocks at your door I’d be nice and tell them you were trying to follow the rules and I’d also let the agent know you’ll knock down the power. Let the agent watch you do it if he wants peice of mind. Heck he can video tape you lowering the power of the transmitter. Again IMHO if you don’t go way beyond what other’s have claimed their transmitter will go out of the box you’re cool with the FCC. I’d still stay away from Metro areas with an FM transmitter or make it only go a house away from yours or two. Even on Youtube the demo was done on the WHT 2.0 and you can clearly see it goes beyond the yard and that was with the short wire it came with. The guy said he didn’t change a thing just opened the box and put it on a blank frequency and sat it next to the window of his house. His seemed to transmit horizontal as he layed the yard radio down and was able to hear the transmitter better. The wire was just dropping down so I can see that could happen.