And the argument falls apart more with the lack of thinking like a real ham or engineer.
Are they going to ban stacked yagi arrays? Have you forgot about ERP(effective radiated power) Does anyone cry foul when a station comes on to the ham bands
running 100kw ERP? Whats the difference between running 100KW from a box and 100kw developed from 1500 watts into a stacked array? The answer is that there is no difference because the radiation exposure or volts per meter field strength assuming the same polarization is exactly the same.
Be very careful being righteous about ridiculous government rules and regulations. The USA like many other countries seems to want to develop stupid laws for reasons not based on science but based on silly emotional notions. Instead of whining about minor power violations that really dont matter or account for much in the real world, think about the big picture. The big picture is outside your window its called the antenna system! They already banned antennas in CC&R communities whats next? are they going to make rules that possession of a HF amplifier in a community is against the rules? Be very careful what you think and wish for because it soon becomes a reality.
The last thing we need is amplifiers being controlled or being controlled because of some problem that does not exist. But if you so convinced build a 7kw YC156 amplifier and come back and tell us about how effective it was. I am confident you will report that it was huge exercise in wasting a lot of time and effort. Its a good learning exercise
though. I drive a high performance car and rarely do I use at its capabilities even though I can, there is just no need for such speed and power and amplifiers are exactly the same. If you need to run more than 1kw you need a new antenna system or a new hobby.
When you play around with big amplifiers and illegal power amplifiers you will soon realize how little difference power makes and it wont save your butt like you think it will.
But a lot of hams will waste their money buying big toys that are noisy, produce a lot of heat and realize that their crap antennas are really the problem and not big power.
I know of more big illegal power amps sitting in basements and garages because off all the associated problems and the very little gain that it buys.
I also know of many contest stations who run big amps who year after year still cant win a contest despite their illegal power. If you S9 with legal limit what does being 10 over S9 really buy you? Nothing really. But I suppose if Evil Communist China is jamming your transmission, or plasma or switchmode power supplies are jamming what you receive it might help. But if you have constant S9 noise you should find another location!
The vast majority of so called legal limit bad boy amplifiers cant run enough to make even a noticeable difference because the difference is so small. Besides 99% of ham transceivers dont have a calibrated S-meter and you have hams running around like their ham receiver is a NIST calibrated S-meter. My S-meter says he is running illegal power I better put a report into the FCC, yes there are these joker hams who are hanging judges who dont even know what their S-meters are telling them yet want to making accusations about other hams. I was operating portable once with a manpack radio running 25 watts from a mountain top. A ham injected saying he was going to report me because I was pegging his S-meter. He had never seen his S-meter pegged by good propagation so he assumed I was running illegal power. This kind of moronic stupidity seems to be slowing creeping into the ham radio service with new hams who have never encountered short skip on the CB band like you encounter 20 and 40 meters. Yet the only thing that makes rational sense to these hams is the size of ones amplifier. Childish moronic stupidity at its best.
Many new hams have a unhealthy obsession with big amplifiers when the obsession should be directed at installing h big antennas and towers and ultimately calculating effective radiated power. When you install a big beam on a big tower the calculations will quickly prove that you dont need a 10kw amplifier but that the antenna will do that for you more effectively. Please dont ban my yagi and tower its radiating 10kw! Oh I forgot they already started banning antennas in the USA in CC&R communities. Just like gun registration will be the first step towards gun confiscation the last thing you want is registered amplifiers!
Has any body noticed the amount of bandwidth taken up and amount of resulting splatter caused by these hams is in direct proportion to the amount of real estate they have for their beam tower, the size of their amps, the upper end cost of their rigs and to their inability to operate their rigs properly?
There may be a link there but FCC is a bit to blame to because it allows the sale of amp that can greatly exceed legal limits and makes fasle asumption that ham will use them properly. So basically size of splatter is relate to size of pocket book. The down hill slide really started when they removed code requirement and turn ham radio into a bit of a legal high powered CB.