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My apologies for any misunderstanding on my part. I should write at some other time other than late at night. Your final paragraph is the most constructive analysis of real world testing anyone has offered in some time. Thank you for your patience.
My point is exactly this, if a hobby broadcaster were to build a micro power FM transmitter kit and use a very short lossy antenna, it is still possible under the “letter” of the rules to be in violation. Hence, the opportunity for capricious and uneven enforcement of the rules by inspectors. And when the penalty is $10,000 dollars per violation, maybe the rules could be more clear and consistent.
The current rules are like a job description suggesting you should show up for work early in the morning. And then further clarifying, that would be anytime after 4:30 AM but before 10 AM, but definitely not after 10 AM or before 4:30 AM. The work day will end at 5 PM. What time is more correct than any other? When would you show up for work? None of the parameters are incorrect, just non-definitive and not very constructive. The chance of getting the boss ticked-off is pretty good. It would take at least one wrong time showing up to work to know for sure. I hope I have made my point.
But, once again let me congratulate you on GETTING IT. By being clear about what the primary focus of the rules are, you advance the service of hobby/Part 15 broadcasting. I count it a priviledge to be able to discuss this with you on this forum.
Marshall Johnson, Sr.
Rhema Radio – The Word In Worship