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Carl, when does Part 15 broadcasting end, and pirate broadcasting begin? What is ‘slightly’ over power? We don’t know enough about this particular situation (for all we know, he could have been running 1 watt, depending on the definition of ‘slightly’), and since the information has not been forthcoming, we may never know.
I do agree that the raid seems over the top. I suspect, however, that the other transmitters seized (such as the Talking House) were just caught up in the maelstrom of the initial event.
Of more concern is the Jerry Gaulle treatment, where he appears to have been using an FCC certified transmitter (Part 15.219), installed in the appropriate manner, unmodified, and he was still cited. I’m happy to hear that Radio Systems and Hobby Broadcasting are pursuing the situation. Hopefully, it can be shown that the NOUO was issued in error by an overzealous FCC inspector, and something done about it (and the inspector).