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Well it is not intended to berate or put anyone down. Even I quote rules and field strengths etc. But I also recognize that what is on paper is not what is in the real world, especially when it comes to propagation. It is just as much in flux as is the environment.
Another bottom line is what has been quoted many times before, use your discretion and simply stay within the rules. It is not a user’s fault that a kit they buy still on the market can throw a signal a lot further than 200 feet even off its own supplied whip.
But in keeping with the spirit I firmly agree that AM is the way to go for range than FM. But FM, even from a iPod transmitter having NO antenna other than the audio input wire can do some surprising things.