"Bozo Pirates"

Peter Murray pete@partnercomm.com
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)
Pittsburgh, PA

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