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Re: [RFI] Plasma TV's are killing our hobby

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Subject: Re: [RFI] Plasma TV's are killing our hobby
From: Joe <wa6rkn@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:13:15 -0800
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I like your thinking.....


It sure doesn't lend itself well for 'good neighbor relations'!

I am already accused of every malady known to man, just because everyone 
sees my antennas.  Even when I am not here!  I came back from vacation, 
several years ago, and was paid a visit by the local guardians of my
lifestyle, with a signed complaint from a lady who lived a block away..the 
complaint stated my antennas were keeping her new electronic controlled 
washing machine from working.....Yup...** My ANTENNAS** were the cause.  I 
explained to the policeman I had just returned from a 3 week vacation, so 
her problem was elsewhere.  Then handed him a copy of the FCC rules that 
state if there are RFI issues, it is up to the 'victim' of the RFI to find a 
cure, not me.  The policeman left scratching his head and I heard nothing 
more about the issue.

As an aside, a humorous result of my antennas.....One resident of our 
neighborhood tried to start a homeowners association, to specifically make 
me take my antennas down.  She didn't believe me when I told her she could 
start the Association, but they could not make their 'no antenna' rule, 
retroactive.  I had a good laugh over that one.......

OK, back to the topics at hand...BTW..I bought a new LG 32" LED LCD TV this 
year and I have absolutely **NO** RFI..into or out of the set...Even when I 
have the big Drake L-4B amplifier working overtime..and the TV location is 
only 5 feet from the shack!    I am very happy.

Joe Wolfe
Reno, Nevada

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <doc@kd4e.com>
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: [RFI] Plasma TV's are killing our hobby

> When a new device shows up that interferes with radio communications,
> overload it so that it is useless, then the owner will return it.  We
> have a right to use our gear and no obligation to cease from using it
> so long as it is FCC-compliant.

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