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Re: Voice QSO at 1819 Violation of FCC Rules



Or where the antenna gain equals the transmission line loss?

Bryant, W2RGG
----- Original Message -----
From: "hasan schiers" <schiers@netins.net>
To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 6:52 AM
Subject: Re: [sarex] Voice QSO at 1819 Violation of FCC Rules


> I'm not sure who wrote what to whom, but whoever is maintaining that ERP
and
> Transmitter Output Power in PEP are the same thing is misinformed. The FCC
> regulates the Transmitter Output Power, NOT the ERP (Effective Radiated
> Power).
>
> There is one special case where ERP = Transmitter output power and that is
> when the feedline losses are zero and the antenna gain is 0 dB.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matt Henderson" <kb3drq@yahoo.com>
> To: <kk5do@arrl.net>; <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2001 2:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [sarex] Voice QSO at 1819 Violation of FCC Rules
>
>
> >
> >
> >   You just wrote it!  Subtitle B says that "No station may
> > > transmit with a transmitter power exceeding 1.5 kW PEP".
>
>
> > Peak Envelope Power means the amount of RF energy (in watts)
> > leaving your antenna, not leaving your radio!
>
> No, it doesn't and it NEVER has. Stop adding your own interpretation. The
> rule says plainly the TRANSMITTER is limited to 1.5 kW PEP OUTPUT, no
> feedline losses, or antennas are considered in the rule itself. You just
> made that up on your own and you want others to accept it.
>
> PEP NEVER means ERP...they are totally different concepts. PEP means peak
> envelope power....of the TRANSMITTER...sheesh!
>
> It has NOTHING to do with ERP, and the FCC mentions NOTHING about ERP in
the
> Rule.
>
> ERP = Transmitter output power - feedline losses + antenna gain.
>
> The FCC Rule regarding power regulates ONLY the first term in the above
> equation.
>
> Either this is a silly troll, or you are ill-informed. In either case, get
> out the crow fork. It's one thing to make a silly error...we have all done
> it. It's another thing to stubbornly persist in this folly.
>
>
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