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I know this is old but K9RSY drunk captain Dan still at it.  If the NAB paid off the FCCthe way they do for FM things would be different.

Are you sure it's not a part 15 station?

FM Free Radio / Re: Any stations in Los Angeles?
« on: September 19, 2017, 1557 UTC »
You can't blame the Hobbyist for wanting to broadcast a mile or two and since Channel 6 no longer uses 87.75 Mhz befcause its Digital now and has moved into the UHF band the FCC should indeed allow 87.7 Mhz to be a sort of Public Access Channel where especially in Rural Areas your allowed 5-15 Watts.

At around 15 Watts you can cover a minimum of 3 miles with a 1/4 wave Ground plane on a 1 story building whereas the antenna is about 10-20 feet from the top of the roof.  Yes this may take away a few listeners from the big guys, but I can already tell you that the rural area that I live in they don't cover the weather in that area.

Hobby operators could use information from Viper Radar apps which get their info from the National Weather Service to inform the folks in that area of severe weather.  Many Hobby Stations I know do this.  There is way more than the NAB wants the public to know about why these guys cry wolf when many hobby operators are responsible and don't interfere with any stations.  You have a few idiots who just throw up a transmitter on a frequency too close to adjacent stations.  However the real Radio savvy hobbyist does his or her homework and uses equipment to maintain a clean and quality signal with friendly programming to the public.

FM Free Radio / Re: Low-power broadcasting at bluegrass festivals
« on: September 12, 2017, 1808 UTC »
Many "Part 15" transmitters put out far more than what is technically allowed by the FCC.  A Christmas Town in Michigan called Frankinmuth had a FM transmitter (Whole House 3.0) which will do 1 1/4 miles to a decent car Radio or High End Radio.  It has operated for years and the FCC has not bothered them one bit and most likely the know about it since they are not too far from Detroit, Michigan.

AFIAK from my own experience with friends and colleagues who do this that as long as you don['t operate right in a large Radio market that you can often operate 5-15 Watts into a ground plane antenna 10-20 feet high in the air and not receive 1 complaint unless you don't operate on a frequency that is one blank channel below and above a licensed station.  Example you operate on 100 .1 Mhz there should be a blank frequency on 99.9 and 100.3 Mhz.  You will also have to chack in the summertime after 6PM for the ducting effect and make sure that if anything comes in you cease to operate till the inversion (ducting effect) is over.

87.7 Mhz and 87.9 Mhz is where you can operate if you don't have blank frequencies in your area but again if you live in a major market some jealous station is going to cry wolf to the FCC.  Keep your signal away from large radio market cities too.  A Beam antenna can help with this as well.

FM Free Radio / Re: FM Pirates in Seattle, WA
« on: August 16, 2017, 2329 UTC »
Why they don't make 87.7 Mhz legal for Hobby Radio broadcasting (In Rural Areas) with a power between 1-15 Watts is beyond my understanding.  It would solve a few problems.  In New Zealand this takes place and they call it the guard bands.
87.7 Mhz is far enough from 88.1 that unless your broadcasting with loads of power or have a dirty transmitter chances are you'll not harm a single thing.  There are few LPTV stations using channel 6 (Especially in rural areas). 

Its all about the big wigs polluting the airwaves with the pig slop of Top40 and Rap as well as the same ole songs being played.

Part 15 is a joke as you have a hard time even on AM getting anywhere.  I think Hobby Radio (Pirate Radio, FREE Radio) is necessary to even the genre playing field for every one.  Its why some of us at The New Radio Revolution want to try and change this mess.

Get the public involved and write congress to at least give 87.7 Mhz to the hobby broadcaster.  Or at least decriminalize broadcasting on that frequency as long as no interference is ocuring from your setup.

There is a story about a Pirate in Colorado in which a broadcaster filed for a Translator station license on 95.3 where a Pirate was broadcasting.  The broadcaster traced him and them reported him to the FCC.  Now according to that agent he was barely over part 15 so he didn't even bother to knock.  The broadcaster simply asked that he change frequency and all was well again.

Now I surely doubt he was part 15.  5-15 Watts is more like it for the range he was getting.  So this tells me that things are about to change for the better as the public even sent hate mail to the broadcaster putting up that AM Translator on FM.

FM Free Radio / Re: Pirate on 92.9 near Cinnaminson, NJ
« on: May 30, 2017, 2254 UTC »
If its the station I think it may be its a great station that plays good Album Rocck and other stuff you won't hear anywhere else.  May they live a very long time.

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