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Great work Artisan looking at the receivers and their quality as a vital component in the low power FM system.
I really woke up to the receiver issue when I discovered that the TECSUN PL-310 clearly receives a certified FM signal over a wide area both indoors and outdoors while other radios cannot get a hint of signal.
Lesson # 1, a part 15 FM broadcast station wants his audience to have the very best receivers.
At the moment I have been shopping for a new yard radio for listening outdoors, and noticed that many models do not publish their technical specifications, just like Artisan mentioned, and this seems to be a clue that these radios are poor.
I have also decided to push for another condition for any part 15 FM station that wants to reach an audience… the transmitting antenna MUST be located in outdoor open space raised ABOVE obstructions. Hate to say it, but anything else is toy time and not serious.