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15:239 and 15:219 are the two verses of the almighty part 15 that is recited quite a few times. But again the simple thing is Certification. If you don’t have a field intensity meter or a spectrum analyzer the only thing you have as a reference is your transmitter’s certification is the FCC ID# and the container. I’d take that as the FCC’s word. And if the certification is no good than your saying the FCC’s word is no good. Its more important than that of any web site or a third party interpenetration of the part 15 rules. If you have a FIM then by all means try and check and double check. As far as matching your home made transmitter to a certified part 15 FM transmitter I’d go with the one that has the most range and was certified. So far we know the Ramsey and the SainSonic AX-05B have the same range. And the latter is a certified FM Transmitter. Next is the Whole House FM Transmitter 3.0 and even the Gold units but the gold units can only transmit on a few frequencies. I’ve heard that the 3.0 has more range than the 2.0 so OK you go with the 3.0. And who wants to pay $200 for the same certification as one that costs $54.95 on the SainSonic web site. Well common sense says you want to save money and go for the SainSonic not the Decade CM-10.
This is why I’d have a difficult time being convinced that the SainSonic’s certification means nothing. If it was a fake then it was one hell of an inside job and the government was involved. Now I believe in conspiracy theories to a certain extent but some of the ideas are really out there in left field. That said I’m not an FM pirate and feel I’m doing what is right by buying a certified transmitter as apposed to anything else.
As far as getting anyone local here I doubt it. Most folks here have no idea what part 15 is. Some have heard my station when they were close enough and they find it interesting to a certain extent. But they did say they just turn the Radio on and tune to something they like. Yes I know the FCC makes things unclear. But like I said the most logical answer is usually the correct one. The most obvious one after all the gibberish which makes no sense. If that is not what they want, then there should have been an RF output into X antenna rule which too almost already has been written for you. Certified means you don’t change the RF stage of that transmitter nor its antenna once certification has been issued. Now that seems simple for me to understand. And if there is a different antenna just like the Whole House FM Transmitter or the Talking House AM Transmitter witch has the transmitter and outside antenna as a unit which was certified for the package. Again some things are not easily found in the part 15 bible but the obvious should be weighed in here. I’m sure congress would agree with that in your local area. AM however has a slightly more clear stance but again certified package means your good in most courts I can be sure of. Otherwise throw in the part 15 towel now because there is no one even the FCC you can trust. One says the sky is blue, the other says its black which is correct?
I wish you luck in finding local congress or officials who might care enough about FM Radio to want to help the hobby. Let me know what happens.