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<< I KNEW the kits were legal!!!! >>
I always thought so and have pressed on with a kit. I should have read the regs instead of listening to the naysayers in the other camp. Their negative talk got me to wondering.
The FCC is only concerned with what is radiated. Over the decades, I’ve known engineer owners who have put some MacGyver stuff on the air, both AM and FM — and they got licenses. Heck, for a long time, commercial TV video recorders didn’t meet specs, but that was all that was available for a long time. So the FCC let those pass.
But the FCC may look harder at an installation that had not been type approved, should there be a question regarding its operation.
Many thanks, Radio Pilot, for your public service in this matter.
Bill in SE Texas