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OK so we pay a monthly fee maybe $25-30/Mo max. Even @ 1/2 Watt your not gonna make a profit and as far as taking a few listeners we’re talking maybe 15-20 away. Seriously you’re not gonna be a real threat to them @ these low levels of power. If I am gonna pay for a license I’d at least want to reach a mile maybe 2 where as if its FREE I could accept 1/4 to 1 mile and be happy. But paying $30/Month I’d want some reward for that in way of listeners which a few feet won’t really get you. There should really be a compromise for all of this. I think below a milliwatt is really too low. It should depend on rather an outside antenna is gonna be used or not. If someone uses a rubber duck to even reach 1/4 mile you may need close to a watt. So too most folks getting this license or using these transmitters may use the stock antenna if they could get some range in the first place. At least get the range near what AM part 15 is already. The RIAA has always been greedy so too is the NAB. Maybe they should have these users as a part of their membership somehow like you said and that way they are actually helping the NAB. At least play an NAB program so many times a week on your micro broadcast station but the format be slightly different than what is on high power FM stations.