sbiddle:PaulZA: Wouldn't do this, but just for interest sake what would happen if somebody had to broadcast at the full power somewhere off the NZ mainland, ie Motutapu island, Great Barrier island etc? I doubt the RSM inspectors will have the equipment, ie boats to actually go to the destination, and seize the equipment, sure they could probably do it easily, but unless one's actually being a menace, and deliberately interfering with legitimate communications, they should leave you alone for longer. On a side note, changing the subject here I know, somebody actually brought it up with me in the day, is why haven't people transmitted the usual 87.5FM - 108mhz band from space? providing the technology was properly researched, and proper measures were put in place. Losing signal, through bush and rough terrain will be a thing of the past. I know, of XM in the USA, but I'm talking analog, not digital.
Simple answer to question 1? Yes RSM will come and get you. You're breaking the law which they're there to enforce. From your posts I'm beginning to think that you're not taking the RSM seriously. That's a very bad approach to be taking. If you do things illegally they will track you down, and they will fine you.
Simply answer to question 2? I'm not quite sure how to answer that in a PC way, safest is to simply say that quite frankly it won't work.
I do take the RSM seriously, I'm just not sure of what they're capable of, and what they're not capable of.
It's not as widely documented, as compared to their, British, and American counterparts.
I'm sticking to the legal route, plus hopefully the factory antenna they ship the unit with isn't very good, and doesn't go more then a few hundred meters. Having my broadcast received on the other end of town, accidentally or even purposely will be my worst nightmare.
I don't want to get further coverage, then our road.
some other sellers on ebay sell identical 7w transmitters, and label it as a "Car Transmitter", so hopefully it doesn't go far.