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“Entropy” is the name for the natural tendency of things to become disorganized. The statements made in this thread have skewed and become disorganized.
It all relates back to Post # 4 when Rich quoted from an earlier statement without giving attribution: “…being certified should mean the manufacturer, not the end user should be responsible…”
In not attributing the quote the false appearance is given (perhaps unintentionally) that Carl’s (my) FM Manifesto 2 had said the words. I even got fooled and went over my own words looking for the quote, not finding it. Turns out it’s from Mark’s Post # 2, taken somewhat out of context.
From that point on a wrong notion became implanted in the ensuing discourse.
Here is what the original Manifesto says, put in fresh language: Tim in Bovey has shown with valid field tests that two prominent certified transmitters have RF power levels far higher than 15.239 allows. At the stage of cerification the manufacturer IS responsible for compliance, but Tim’s findings show that at least two manufacturers cannot be trusted, which places the end user in innocent violation of 15.239 with no means of finding the error on his own.
Given the scenario that certifications are untrustable, the end result of FCC rule 15.239 is that the user is placed in possible violation, framed as it were, by both irresponsible manufacturers and an FCC that has failed to provide reasonable means for user compliance.
Oh, and stvcmty has come through with some good ideas, but never explained why “Manifesto is a poor word choice.” Here’s what I think is meant:
The word manifesto has been tainted by its Orwellian application in security speak. In its pure form manifesto simply means “a public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions…”
Other words have been contaminated by federal misuse. For example you wouldn’t say you are broadcasting from a “compound,” or you’d have the appearance of being a pirate stronghold subject to annihilation.
I used “manifesto” on purpose knowing it has a shock value thanks to Homesick Security, but stvcmty wins the day because we’ll change it to something “friendlier,” maybe “Easter Basket,” I don’t know, suggestions welcome.