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I’ve been reading most of the FCC enforcement NOUO’s for 2007 – past 10 years and for all that I’ve read no one was ever visted for running a Part15 AM transmitter except for those on the FM band with excessive power, but not one single FCC enforcement for anyone using 100mw on AM, until quite recently since the big discussions over ‘length of ground leads’, etc.
All you have to do is vist the other ‘radio board’ to see the lengthy discussion regarding the use of ground leads, radiation, etc., it’s all nonsense since 100mw is almost ‘toy power levels’ and if it were not for the excellent transmitter designs pushing that 100mw it’s nothing more than a ‘Mr. Microphone’ or your ‘baby monitor’.
So my suggestion is for everyone to ‘cool it’ and let Part15 be what it is. Stop trying to read into what the FCC has given us and like I said earlier, after setting up your Part15 station, before you begin transmitting call the local FCC office and either schedule an agent to visit your site and have him give you his input and insight (who better?) or send the FCC by mail your intent with your station design, transmitter specs, etc. and have them record it in their files, should they hear problems or complaints they have first hand knowledge WHO is transmitting and what power levels etc.
I have done this and the Atlanta FCC agents came to my site TWICE and I’ve NEVER had any trouble. In fact they have offered to help and suggest I should apply for an LPFM license. Go figure, your tax dollars at work, but remember THEY are the ones you have to report to and NOT to Rich Fry, Keith Hamilton of Rangemaster, Phil Bolyn of SSTRAN, etc. should you encounter problems with the FCC.