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Glad that you had an excellent going with the FCC agent, as I’ve told many here and in the other ‘radio boards’, that going to the FCC and either setting up an appointment for the agent to stop by and or send the documentation for your station in to them is a very good thing to do, as you has just witnessed.
In the past several instances where the agent stopped by my station to chat, never have any negative comments been talked about the station, the ground, the antenna, etc.
They have all the documention neatly in a folder next to the sation (in fact better than most licensed stations), and they have commented very favorably to the point of helping me get a LPFM license, so that paperwork is already submitted for the next LPFM window.
Mojoe, I too have the SSTRAN and when he saw the transmitter up 35 feet in the air, he wanted to hear the music being played and commented how very good the transmitter was sounding for a mere 100mw., as he was used to 5-50kw stations and how bad they sounded due to bandwidth limitations.
Thank you for posting your comments, it’s something all can learn from and perhaps remove that fear of the FCC as they work for us and it in your interest to get them on your side now.
Another comment is had you sent your station documentation in alot earlier (prior to the complaint), do you believe the FCC would have contacted you since they ‘already’ knew who the broadcaster was and how much power along with the fact it was a legal part15 broadcaster?
Did you mentioned to him what would happen again if another ‘licensed’ broadcaster or other complaint came in to the FCC office?