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Artisan and Tim have good points.
Now that we have Tim in Bovey’s test results we are awake to the state-of-affairs with FM transmitter certification, which is not what anyone suspected or expected, but there it is.
If we count all the times “rubber duck” has been said and line the rubber ducks in a row, it’s probably time to rest the case, as they say in court.
Along with considering what the FCC had in mind when drafting the rules for field strength, another fact seems to get kicked aside, and that is the FCC does not view Part 15 as a vehicle for community broadcasting, and there is zero chance that will change, since the licensed services are intended for community broadcasting, even when license holders do a poor job.
While FM is spectacular for its sound quality, AM is amazing for its range, and Part 15 AM has a chance of offering a semblance of community service, if you view a lot of open space as a community.
For everyone who loves a music style so much they want to share it as widely as possible using radio, the desire does not qualify as a license. It might be simpler to hand out stacks of CD records.
I have a lot more to say on the subject and plan to post messages here at part15(dot)us until nuclear radiation closes everything down in 2045.