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Rich, I did not mean to imply yours is a Pirate station. Rather, for a legal operation the FCC would consider the range inappropriate under the rules even though Part 15.209 and 15.219 do not regulate based upon range. Just because a signal can be heard doesn’t necessarily mean its field strength is over the limit and Part 15.219 is not regulated by field strength anyway.
The primary concern of Part 15 is to mitigate interference and of course restricting a transmitting systems range is an easy way to accomplish that. But, if there is no interference there is no problem. I don’t see anything in Part 15 to protect an others revenue unless their signal is being interfered with. This is not to imply we should violate the rules, but FCC action just because someone doesn’t want to hear us is just not right.
Of course we have to comply with the rules but personally I feel that if a Part 15 station is not interfering with any other service it’s a victimless crime to be heard and doesn’t warrant any type of action. For someone to file a complaint based solely upon the fact that they can hear a signal where they don’t want to is a waste of time for all parties involved.