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Tim, you did a superb job narrating and demonstrating the process of properly measuring a Part 15 FM transmitter for compliance with 15.239.
Your effort makes us more aware of what’s going on with these “certified” FM transmitters than all our talk and conjecture could ever achieve.
It would be very enlightening to hear the strategy meetings at the maker and distributor level that ultimately result in over-powered transmitters put on the market.
Back to conjecture, but I’ll bet the return rate of legally set transmitters is too great to bear, the only solution being a cheat to grab for “customer satisfaction.”
Maybe the transmitter execs had lunch with the Volswagen guy.