Part 15 is NOT Pirate Radio!
Posted on January 13, 2009
Here’s something to think about: Why would we want to cultivate the idea that Part 15 low power radio is some kind of “pirate” operation? That’s what most people tend to think anyway. And it is typically the reason why many legitimate Part 15 operators get hassled by FCC agents.
People often assume that any station they hear that’s not a licensed station “must be a pirate” and therefore should be reported to the FCC. So I have to ask; how is it helping our attempts to legitimize Part 15 low power operation by associating ourselves with the term “Pirate Radio”? Or with those who promote that idea?
In my opinion, this is something to be avoided.