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Re: [RFI] ARRL to FCC...

To: Peter Laws <plaws0@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] ARRL to FCC...
From: "Hare, Ed W1RFI" <w1rfi@arrl.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:24:35 +0000
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>From the measurements made by ARRL of consumer products show that the vast 
>majority of products that claim to follow the rules actually do follow the 

The two exceptions have been some of the battery chargers and power supplies 
imported from various countries and, of course, the grow lights ARRL recently 

FCC does do some spot checking, but mostly in response to complaints.

Yes, the rules permit rather high levels of noise. If hams have S9-ish 
interference from a neighboring house, it is likely that the device does not 
meet the rules.  When ARRL receives those types of complaints, we often 
purchase one of the units in question and make measurements and, if there are 
emissions-limit violations of more than the few dB of measurement uncertainty 
we have, we file formal complaints with the FCC.


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Laws [mailto:plaws0@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:55 PM
To: Hare, Ed W1RFI
Cc: rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] ARRL to FCC...

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Hare, Ed  W1RFI <w1rfi@arrl.org> wrote:
> The FCC has already outsourced certification to the TCBs, Peter.  Can you 
> elaborate a bit more on what additional outsourcing you think is possible?
> Ed, W1RFI

Someone in the thread seemed to think the FCC should be doing the inspections 
and on a large scale.  Not gonna happen, as you know, and if it did it would be 
contractors, not the FCC ... just like it is with whatever testing is done now.

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