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I don’t know whether contacting the FCC upfront would have made any difference. The agent wanted to talk to me on the phone, as opposed to via email. I don’t think just documentation would have satisfied him (although it helped a lot).
Personally, I don’t think upfront contact is a good idea. They are too busy and probably don’t want to be bothered unless there is a complaint (I was told there are only three agents for this area of the country). As others have mentioned, because of the staffing, they are mostly complaint driven.
As for being contacted again, if they get another complaint, they have to investigate. The only time they wouldn’t bother is if it was an obvious case of repeated complaints by the same individual, in an effort to harrass me. This type of thing has been known to happen.
Speaking of commercial stations, we only have two AM stations here. One of them is using WAY more bandwidth than they should. They have been like this for years. I don’t know how they get away with it.