Lost and Found
Posted on January 19, 2012
This evening after dark I drove around and had my feelings badly hurt by the poor reception from my AM radio transmission which was being entirely swallowed by the entire universe of other babble. “This can’t be right!” I said, and began going through the FCC waste basket from a few years ago.
Way down deep in the waste-can I found a lost rule that had accidentally fallen off the edge of a typist’s desk and never got put in the Part 15 Rules that went to press. Here it is, at long last:
15.222 Nighttime operation in the band 525 – 1705kHz.
To compensate for pretty bad performance after dark other things can be tried just so the damn signal at least matches what you get in the daytime.
Don’t thank me. Just be glad the government puts their wastebaskets into internet databases.