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Fm radio transmitting

  1. Dec 28, 2014 #1
    hi all. I have been scouring the Internet looking for a forum to help me. This seems like my best bet. I live next to a house with an enormous Christmas light display. It causes traffic littering loitering and a blocked driveway. I have talked to the neighbors the police and the town for help to no avail. My solution is to get a better fm transmitter than my neighbor and basically over power his broadcast. Can anyone help me with this. It literally ruins our holiday. Please help.
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2014 #2

    Doug Huffman

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    Aggravating you is not YET illegal. Interfering with a licensed radio service - even if it is a general license - is definitely illegal.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2014 #3

    SteamKing

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    I get that your neighbor has an enormous light display. What I don't get is how an FM transmitter is going to interfere with said display. Wouldn't you be better off inventing a death ray? :mad:
     
  5. Dec 28, 2014 #4

    Doug Huffman

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    Ho ho! An enormous light and sound display. Noise should be subject to nuisance ordinances.

    I lived in the penultimate apartment in the tallest condo building in a town with a 200 feet limit (can't be audible) nuisance noise ordinance. I, old, deaf, curmudgeonly, would complain that I could hear a motorcycle with modified exhaust pipes cross the bridge coming into town from the south, drive across town revving at each stoplight, and across the Ravenel Bridge going north out of town. I complained to truly deaf ears.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2014 #5
    The display goes along with music which the neighbor broadcasts. Often people Blair their music with their windows down so they can hear it from next to their cars (in my yard). I have tried everything. Even got in trouble with state police for blocking the breakdown lane directly adjacent to my driveway. My solution. Out compete his signal.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2014 #6

    Doug Huffman

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    Cars in your yard are subject to trespass depending on the jurisdiction.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2014 #7
    It's cars in the breakdown lane and occupants in my yard. The police told me to stop confronting people in the street after several of the incidents resulted in violence and police intervention. Evidently where they stand is technically not my property. Living on a state highway there is 8 feet of frontage which I do not own.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2014 #8
    image.jpg Couldn't flip the photo. This is what it looks like during the day. The display extends beyond the trees. That's my mailbox
     
  10. Dec 28, 2014 #9

    SteamKing

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    If your neighbor is blasting loud music, he might be violating a local noise ordinance or disturbing the peace. It depends on where you live. If you can't get the police involved, you might have to consult your attorney for clarification on what laws, if any, are being broken. Confronting people who are not trespassing on your property is not wise, since you are liable to encounter some nut who might harm you.
     
  11. Dec 28, 2014 #10

    Dale

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    We do not discuss dangerous or illegal activities here on PF. This appears to be both.

    Please find out what the laws are in your area and be sure to remain within them as well as avoiding any violence or other unsafe activities. Your irritating neighbor is not worth any jail time or injuries to yourself or others.
     
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