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ArtisanRadio is right, Rule 15.209 begins with the words,”Except as provided elsewhere in this subpart, the emissions shall not exceed….”
That rule, 15.209, then specifies the radiation field strength limitations.
The all important “EXCEPTION” is found in Part 15.219 which gives the 100mW to the final and 3-meter antenna limitations.
Therefore, 15.219 is an EXCEPTION to 15.209, an ALTERNATE. It is a classic EITHER/OR situation.
Actually the NOUO does a dis-service to interested parties by containing incomplete information. It would be better if the public servants did a more detailed report of everything that is taking place.
We have not been told anything about the transmission system, whether it complied with the 3-meter or 100mW exception, or about the programming….
Which brings us to the reason for the inspection… was it complaint driven? What is the motivation of the complainer? It could have been offensive language, or disturbing political speech, or a format that annoyed a licensee…
The Part 15 community deserves better service from its public servants, so as to maintain our own security of knowing we are operating in proper compliance.