Tue Mar 9 09:19:11 EST 2004
Part 15 FM broadcasting has nothing to do with power levels, only field
strength (the figures 250uV @ 3m come to mind). If the numbers and
pictoral evidence provided in the article indicate anything, it is that he
exceeded those numbers - by a longshot.
We don't know enough to be able to judge who was right or wrong here. The
FCC appears to think they have cause. If their engineering staff did not
find him exceeding the established maximum field strength allowed (by a
reasonable amount), it is unlikely they would go to the trouble.
Somebody complained enough to get their attention!
-Peter Murray (N3IXY)
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