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Happy to say that by responding immediatley to the NAL, agreeing to immediately cease all activities and after sending some very apologetic letters the commission dropped the matter.
There was, and still is, a profoundly nasty pirate operation in the same general area operating under the banner of FUCC, and the FCC thought I was part of that. When I was able to convince them I wasn’t that helped a lot.
The fine and prision sentence noted in the NAL were the max if the issue went that far, which of course it didn’t. The complaint that led to the NAL wasn’t based on another KFIR, it was from other licensed stations who saw my ads in the Belltown Dispatch newspaper (eight page neighborhood monthly) and didn’t like my operation (imagine that!).
Poor judgement on my part, really, because the studio and offices of KIRO Radio & TV were 5 blocks away on 3rd, the studios and offices of KOMO Radio & TV were 8 blocks away on 5th, and the old KISW FM Radio offices were right down the road on Dexter at the base of Queen Anne. I was on 2nd and Virginia at the time. I imagine they all read the Dispatch and probably spit their lattes all over themselves when they saw my ads.
I didn’t respond to your earlier post ’cause this was FM, not AM, and although I wasn’t NAL’d for power levels, I wasn’t really shooting for part 15 compliance at that time.
The searchable electronic records don’t go back to 1997 yet, but I’ll dig up my citation number and field engineer’s name and maybe we can still find the info.
“Now give me a yard out ya dirty screw!”
Experimental broadcasting for a better tomorrow!