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Re: [RFI] re Nineteen Hour Noise

To: tlthompson@qwest.net,rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] re Nineteen Hour Noise
From: n0tt1@juno.com
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 21:53:35 +0000
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> Do you think it is best to deal with these rfi 
> situations one at a time or try to get at the root of the problem 
> and 
> help the manufacturers clean up their ballast as impossible as that 
> may 
> seem?

Certainly not impossible, Tom.  That would be the best solution.
It could be easy but then one might expect great difficulties
dealing with foreign manufacturers.  OTOH, if they felt their products
going to be banned from the USA market just because of RFI, then
I think they would react sooner rather than later, if at all.  

Charlie, N0TT

> On 6/2/2013 6:11 PM, David Cole wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Have you contacted the ARRL?  They are the first step...  You need 
> to
> > keep very good logs of EVERY contact dealing with the RFI.  I have 
> had
> > very good luck with the FCC via a good log method.
> >
> > I have tried to stay totally away from the reason for the lights, 
> and
> > deal with just the RFI alone, I now call them Horticulture lights, 
> not
> > grow lights...
> >
> > I have had some contact with the FCC, and had very good luck 
> there...  I
> > had VERY good logs, one of my neighbors decided he did not need to 
> pay
> > attention as defined in Part 15.  I offered to buy new lamp 
> transformers
> > for him.  It was a bar light, not a horticultural light.  He 
> refused,
> > and basically said too bad...
> >
> > The "Come Hither" letter from the FCC ended the problem within 30 
> days
> > of receipt.  It did take 6 months to get to that point, and some 
> of that
> > was my delay.  I suspect the fact that I took logs of EVERY 
> single
> > discussion I had had with this person, and supplied proof positive 
> it
> > was from his home is why the FCC sent the letter.  I have only 
> asked for
> > one letter, and I am trying to not abuse it with bad data, or lack 
> of
> > data...  So be very careful, log everything, take notes, make
> > recordings, and separate you feelings from the issue, make sure 
> you are
> > totally right, then and only then contact the FCC or the ARRL.  A 
> just
> > the facts mindset is what is needed...  If you suspect it is a
> > horticulture lamp, mention it if you want, but call it a 
> horticulture
> > lamp, not a grow light.  If folks get the idea that you are some 
> sort of
> > anti-pot warrior, your creditability goes in the dumper...
> >
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