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I will try the FOIA route as you suggest (just out of curiosity).
Correct, the TS100 was only certified with the wire antenna, but many folks were requesting an external antenna at the time so that the unit could be used in commercial buildings (metal shielding problems) – so we created one. We assumed that this issue was not that big a deal, but when it comes down to it – rules are rules, and the FCC has every right to enforce them.
This also explains why TalkingHouse is so reluctant when it comes to inquiries about their external antenna. I believe that the TH external antenna is just a tuner like ours – so it would also likely be in violation.
As an aside: our antenna would be technically legal if the user only used 15 in of coax 🙂 Also, there is nothing preventing us from selling an external weatherproof antenna for whatever uses – the responsibility resting with the user.