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Subject: Re: Seeking suggestions for good FM transmitter
From: Glenn Ervin at home (
Date: 2003-09-24

No big deal as long as you are not a HAM, but if you are, the FCC can always
pull your license.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David McIntyre" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: Seeking suggestions for good FM transmitter

Illegal to power it up while attached to an antenna in the US. You can
the antenna into a dummy load for research or educational purposes. You can
also tune down the transmission power down to about 500mW with a low-gain
antenna, and if you tune to a station with no active local channel above or
below your target frequency (e.g. 101.1 if nobody is using 101.3 or 100.9)
you don't broadcast any vulgarity before 10pm or so, you can probably slip
under the FCC radar. Worst that can happen is a cease and desist order
confiscation of the transmitter for a non-egregious offense.
Hell, they sold Mr. Microphone for decades! :)

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 12:33:26PM -0500, Will wrote:
> is supposed to give about a 1 mile radius
> but is illegal
> At 12:27 PM 9/23/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I just joined the list so forgive me if I rehash a recently hashed issue.
> >
> >Does nayone know of a 'good' FM transmitter? I tried these things before
> >and
> >was not impressed. It seems that the signal is just too weak. I know
> >they're
> >legally restricted but is there a source for "strong" transmitters? I
> >in a rural area so I'm in little danger of upsetting the neighbors. I
> >like a transmitter that would allow me to get a clean signal in my car as
> >well as be able to broadcast to an area about 1 Acre in size. (Actually,
> >acres would be great but is that asking too much?)
> >
> >BTW< I live in the USA

David McIntyre
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