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The grounding issue is a big one and tons of confusion and uneven enforcement.
I am hoping the ALPB can assemble clear resources on recommended installations and what things are off limits and won’t pass FCC field inspection.
As for the former broadcaster in Oregon, unsure why he wouldn’t just modify his installation to be compliant. Doesn’t the FCC allow for folks to comply (I’d think normally they’d encourage this attempt to comply) before shuttering someone if they were within the output 100mw. If they were driving watts or something and had multiple problems, then sure, I understand enforcement.
My issue about the long arm is I fail to see how the FCC even has jurisdiction over what should be a local, county and state issue. Sorry to bring politics into it, but as-is feds licensing things are part of the issue. Air and spectrum in states should be regulated logically from the State level down. Wondering if any states have recognized this 10th Amendment issue and told the FCC to back off?
(all of that is in the spirit of how things were intended to function and not just an intentional pirate snub at the FCC).