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I am in the gallery with you, RFB, but I also have a criticism to point your way.
First the gallery.
It seems obvious to me that those individuals who specialize only and exclusively and predictably in barking at part 15ers while never commenting on FCC rules violations in other areas, are on assignment.
Their marching orders come from the corporate or federal arenas, or a combination of the two, and they are profiling us. We only know about the ones who flamboyantly pose as helpful chums.
Others lurk in the background, posting seldom if ever.
Now stand back and get ready for the flack.
When you, RFB, question why the part 15 community doesn’t speak out against violators in the licensed broadcast sector, it reminds me of a conversation with Ken Cartwright during the siege on KENC.
At the time he was considering standing on legal ground in an attempt to legitimize his AM operation, and he expressed real disappointment that none of the part 15 community had offered financial aid to cover his legal expenses. This remark seemed to me vastly naive, considering that no appeal was ever made to the part 15 community asking for monetary help. No one even knew he might face expenses.
As for part 15ers now trying to build and operate their stations, the larger world of corporate media is another dimension, usually one outside of the perceived control of the unlicensed operator. None of us has a clue what you expect us to do, other than find news of big time violators entertaining.
PUBLIC NOTICE: MY POINT OF VIEW ON “PROFILERS” IS THEORETICAL AND DOES NOT REFER TO ANY PARTICULAR INDIVIDUALS.