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I would say don’t use call letters that start with K or W, in the three or four letter format. Lot’s of stations do, but MRAM’s note points out an important caution:
“so long as propriety is observed and no confusion results with a station for which the FCC issues a license.”
One interpretation of that sentence is that using KXXX or WNN, even if those calls are not in use by any station any where, might be construed to imply that you *have* been licensed by the FCC. That has important implications in a lot of areas – press passes, free CDs, concert tickets, public gathering permits, banner displays in communities that regulate signage, the list goes on and on.
If the FCC chooses to do so, you can be issued an NAL for that – I know ’cause I got one for using “KFIR” in Seattle WA. in July of 1997, and the specific charge was “posing as a licensed radio station when no license was issued by the commission,” $75,000 fine and 10 years in Federal prision. Notice there was no mention of field strength in uV/M 🙂
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