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I understand and I also know that I would have better luck rewriting the Bible than ever getting the FCC to change its mind about these kits. As up front as I can be, I didn’t amrket them as assembled. I ended up building a few after people bought kits from me the realized that they could not assemble them. As I stated in my original post, the demographics for my customers spoke for themselves. The original complainant to the FCC stated that “he coud barely stay in business” because people were selling assembled kits. To be as plain language as I can; I call bullshit on that statement.
What avenue does a 70 year old man that wants nothing more than to listen to the Wr Of The Worlds on his 1937 Philco have? He lives on SSI, and maybe can’t see well enough to solder. What does he do? The FCC, thanks to secondary complaints, doesn’t consider installing the IC chips as a completing a kit. Hw much can on leave unassembled and what level of technical difficulty will the FCC require there to be before they leave this person alone?
And actually, we’ll keep working with the attorney at hand, and perhaps someone with some deep pockets will challenge this regulation even further. A group of technicians working for a non-profit and meeting at a location with the owners of said kits may skirt by the ragged edge, but case law has been made and broken by people on the fringe.