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Just talking about the FM rules…
The legal PART 15 output level to achieve 15.239 is around 18 nW.
The lowest FM power liscensed by the FCC is 1 Watt.
Therefore, and inarguably, there is a DARK AREA between 18 nW and 1 Watt THAT IS NOT REPRESENTED IN ANY FORM BY THE FCC.
Although the DARK AREA would not be a suitable subject for discussion here at part15(dot)us, neither is it “pirate” matter either, since the FCC does not maintain a set of rules for the DARK AREA.
A “pirate” is one who illegally transmits in LICENSED TERRITORY.
– Opinion from Tanscendental Court Judge Carl Blare