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Sorry folks, this thread hits me as wrong. I love this site and the information it contains. However I disagree that there is anything wrong with having information about modifications to transmitters. In fact I purposely did not buy a particular brand of part 15 transmitter because of this. On their website it stated that it could be modified for 1 watt upon FCC approval of the higher power level. An inquiry about this modification got the response that instructions for the modification would not be provided until the FCC authorized higher power for part 15. The implication is that just asking about such immediately classifies a person as a violator of FCC rules. In other words you are presumed guilty.
Too many times I have purchased electronics and kits with promises of future upgrades or modifications that never materialize before the company goes under. Then I’ve been stuck with a pile of outdated equipment and no additional documentation.
I don’t see why having information about modifications to a transmitter should be dealt with as something to be ashamed of. When I was shopping for a transmitter I was looking for a good reliable, quality product. In other words I was going to put my trust in the manufacturer. Isn’t it odd that many won’t put any trust in their customers? How do I know that there really are any legitimate modifications if it has to remain a secret? If I do invest in their transmitter how do I know they will be there if and when a higher power level is authorized?
It’s really sad to see that rather sharing information and encouraging more research and experimenting we have ended up with a country of people ready to squash not only innovation, but discussion of such.