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I wouldn’t dare use a Ramsey FM100 or 100B or anything that wasn’t certified and was that powerful, unless I was attempting to operate under the radar of everyone and/or just plain experimenting. If you’re getting out into the community and advertising your presence (i.e., have some listeners), then it’s suicide not to be Part 15 compliant. It’s only a matter of time before someone complains, or you get noticed by that FCC/Industry Canada inspector.
In another thread, there was a question of what was a pirate. Well, if you’re not Part 15 compliant, whether you’re trying to be or not, then you can be deemed a pirate, period. What’s the point – it’s better to be legal (even with reduced range) and not have to worry about it. I know I’m in this for the radio programming and the listeners (secondarily, the technical aspects), not to one up the law, regardless of how stupid one might feel that law is.