SaS1000 wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:43 pm
@mahjongg - ok I will close the door and pretend that I am not at home
That won't work. They'll just get some friends and break down your door. Large friends. Armed to the teeth. Who will add a bunch of ancilliary charges....
Many years ago, we had a neighbor who was a ham radio operator. His signal tended to bleed into the TV broadcast band and we could hear him over commercial stations. My father had connected a tap directly to the TV audio circuits and plugged that into a reel-to-reel 1/4" tape deck. My father told the neighbor that he needed to put better shielding on his transmitter and why. After no action took place, my father happened to be taping a program when the neighbor's transmission came through quite clearly, complete with call letters. So my father made a copy of the tape and simply mailed it to the FCC. Shortly thereafter, the neighbor had a group of men in suits on his doorstep telling him in no uncertain terms that he was going (a) shut down his transmitter NOW, (b) shield it properly, (c) not use it until it was properly shielded. The alternative was losing his ham license *right* *now*.
So...the risk is not that someone from your national regulatory body may happen by and notice, but that *anyone* within range of your signal may notice and be annoyed by it and notify said regulatory body. If you are very, very lucky that anyone will let you know you've got a problem (and note that it is *your* problem, not your neighbors problem).