I had a similar experience just before leaving Santa Rosa CA.
Living on a mountainside ranch, Winter could get to 20 deg. F with sleet;
not exactly San Diego warm. The basement laundry room was unheated and
dark, so I put in an economical CFL so the on-premises landlord could leave
the light on and not go head over heels trying to reach the switch. One day
I turned on the radio and the bands were full of crud: I sniffed around
with a handheld receiver and loop and found the washroom bulb was failing
noisily. Ed Hare asked I send it in but was getting ready to move to MI and
missed doing that. FWIW I have 2 CFL's outside here in Michigan, which is
somewhat cooler even in the SW part than Santa Rosa CA, and neither has
failed or interfered. The only lamp RFI I have is from a SMPS track light
supply -- and the two Sylvania LED bulbs I no longer (heh) use.
> [Original Message]
> From: KD7JYK DM09 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Date: 1/26/2011 3:16:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [RFI] Old RFI back and a new one help please
> "You don't have to introduce a new device for RFI to originate from your
> home, RFI can be caused by many chenges that can heppen to your existing
> devices and infrastructure."
> See my previous post about the RFI weekend from Hell. I had a CFL, RF
> for many, many years, suddenly wipe out HF, S9 to 8 MHz.
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