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Right at the beginning, I noted that we were only getting one side of the story, information available on other Forums was being left out here, and a lot of other basic information was missing.
I’m a ham myself, and I wouldn’t let anybody in my studio other than a properly accredited and identified regulatory agent (other than friends, of course). I have nothing to hide, but why would I let in just anybody off the street whose identity and motives are unknown?
And given the varying offences to the radio rules by (a minority, admittedly, of) both licensed stations (many examples related here in previous threads) and hams (tune into 3.840 or 14.313 Mhz sometime to get the drift), why would I trust those guys either? The vast majority of them know as little about Part 15 and its rules than the average joe on the street.
I’ve publicized my Part 15 Canadian station (local and regional papers, even national radio stations) and I believe I was checked out when I was on Bowen Island (shortly after I started up, there was an Industry Canada van with all sorts of antennas seen driving around my vicinity). If you’re legal, shout what you’re doing from the rooftops. But if you’re not, well, as I’ve stated before, I have very little tolerance for what you’re doing.