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Now is the time to open 87.7 and 87.9 Mhz for part 15 users and maybe two other frequencies especially for Low Power Unlicensed Hobby Broadcasting at a great strength than 250 uV/m @ 3 meters. Maybe at 230 meters you have 250 uV/m. This would get you around 900 feet plus to a portable Radio and that would be plenty of range for a few blocks. 904 feet before it starts to fade and to a car Radio over ½ mile. Again plenty and reasonable. Spread the licensed stations two adjacent channels above and below the part 15 channel and that way everything is fair. The extended part 15 transmitter would be able to operate at the higher power at 87.9 and 87.7 frequencies.
For the rest of the licensed stations I agree that AM stations should have dibs on the rest of the 76-87.3 mand. Remembering that 87.7 and 87.9 would be reserved for part 15. Now is the chance to comment and get involved. Maybe we have a chance now for the FM initiative.