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I'm not having this problem but, has anyone had a report to the FCC of a neighbor that you are interfering with his distant polka station?  In the past I was the frequency coordinator for military frequency use at my installation.  The FCC guys all seamed reasonable and ask them about this kind of situation and there feeling was that you are notified and given a chance to rectify before action is taken.  Anyone have any experience?

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Well i used to work as an 800 mghz radio tech for a Sheriff's Office and i approached the FCC with this same situation about transmitting an FM carrier wave at Christmas . The reply was they know people do this at Christmas  time,  but generally overlook it unless someone complains and then all they do is tell you to cease what you are transmitting  and go about their day.

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8 hours ago, Candi's Lighted D Lites said:

Well i used to work as an 800 mghz radio tech for a Sheriff's Office and i approached the FCC with this same situation about transmitting an FM carrier wave at Christmas . The reply was they know people do this at Christmas  time,  but generally overlook it unless someone complains and then all they do is tell you to cease what you are transmitting  and go about their day.

Looks like we got about the same response to the same question.

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