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Apologies to all if this is off topic for this thread, but Marshall, you have made some statements that I need to challenge.
You asked Mr. Fry about his law degree and implied since he is not a lawyer, he is not qualified to comment on the part 15 rules. I offer that an engineering degree is much more useful than a law degree when interpreting the technical aspects of the FCC rules. For example, ask your attorney what -26 dBc means. To imply that those who are not lawyers are not capable of understanding the rules is ridiculous.
You also stated that unless one has experience appearing before the FCC or as a technical consultant they should tone down their rhetoric. Why, if the statements made are grounded in solid engineering principles and practice, should one be silenced simply because of lack of your defined experience?
Few people understand that engineering is a disciplined profession and those who practice engineering do not accept hearsay. If a bridge falls down, I will not, and I presume you will not, accept the engineer’s reason if given that “other bridges didn’t and I think the inspector would have said it was properly installed”.
Please understand the I, and some others on this board, are trying to teach so hobbist can understand the factors which arise from the FCC rules so we may enjoy the broadcasting hobby and stay out of trouble, and I ask you not to attack the messenger when you do not like the message or find it borish..