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“Ham radio operators are allowed some leeway and that is a hobby just like part 15 broadcasting.”
Not true. Ham operators have to follow FCC Rules as well.
“Listen I totally understand the reasons for the restrictions, it’s to prevent interference to licensed radio services, but HAM radio can also cause interference to other radio services.”
Very unusual in this day and age about interference. Generally it’s the other way around. Hams typically receive interference from the same sources that plague AM radio.
“If a HAM says hey I was working China last night from California, the FCC does not come and hit them up with a fine, everyone’s response is “Hey that’s great!””
Why should the FCC come around?
I think the big difference here is that amatuer radio operators have a FCC issued license. Part 15 operators do not.