I would say that you are at greatest risk operating within
30' from these devices* - as per the NYTimes story; being
hams, we have the ability, unlike the pooring sitting-duck
wireless subscribers, to actually track these kinds of
interfering sources down.
Personally, I have had more trouble from those so-called
active TV settop antennas and RV-TV antennas than anything
else in the world ...
Jim P // WB5WPA //
* Actually, perhaps more like 100x that distance given
weak signal work. The active TV antennas I've tracked
down were on the order of this far away and up to a
mile and a half away at the furthest.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Groat" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [RFI] Cellphone-Jammer Fad - Harmful to Ham Radio?
> Assuming this device actually works as advertised (a big assumption for
> illegal equipment!), the potential interference would be worst on bands
> near the cell phone assignments: 903MHz, 1.2GHz, and 2.3Ghz. I don't know
> how harmful they are to amateur radio transmissions, but they certainly
> be harmful to your amateur radio *license*!
> --Tim (KR0U)
> (Maki-Denki QRPp transveretr and 6' loop yagi on 2.3GHz)
> >kd4e <email@example.com>:
> >I am not sure how broadband these are but imagine they could create RFI
> >a nearby Ham rig. WDYT?
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