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[RFI] Computer monitor RFI

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Subject: [RFI] Computer monitor RFI
From: George K. Watson" <watson@epiloglaser.com (George K. Watson)
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 19:05:54 -0700
Before we all go off and yell three cheers for the "CE" designation, let us 
consider the fact
that in the great bulk of cases, manufacturers self assign this designation 
after merely filing
a report with the CE commission. The report filed is not checked for veracity, 
merely completeness,
and will collect dust unless a catastrophic problem is noted with the equipment 
and the
definition of catastrophic does not include making noises in our amateur gear.
While it may provide some value in litigious situations, the CE sticker in and 
of itself
guarantees only that the manufacturer was aware that they needed to file the 
report and
that they could spring for the fee.

It is amazing the number of devices that claim FCC part 15 compliance in the 
US. That and
the CE sticker mean approximately the same: bupkus.

73 and happy CE filing,
George K. Watson

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