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Re: pirate in Beverly?

On Thu, 14 Oct 1999 11:16:12 -0700 (PDT) Bob Nelson
<bluesradio_99@yahoo.com> writes:
> Not sure if the station is OK under the flea-power
> rules (a milliwatt or so?); maybe they have a special
> permit or maybe they're just a pirate and the school
> has no idea they're not following the FCC rules.
> Just curious...again, the signal was received about a
> mile away, and fairly clearly.

Under the part 15 rules, over-the-air FM broadcasting without a liscense
limits you to a small field strength... in practice, about 25mw (1/40 of
a watt). With a portable, perhaps a 1/3 mile on a clean frequency (more
with a car radio... maybe even a couple of miles with a good yagi on the

-Rick Ganley

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