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Re: [RFI] FCC RFI Question

To: Tony <dxdx@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [RFI] FCC RFI Question
From: Dale Johnson <dj2001x@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:14:13 -0500
List-post: <mailto:rfi@contesting.com>
If you make a complaint to the FCC they will tell you to work with your 
neighbor to resolve the problem.  In other words you are on your own.  

With the unfettered RFI, radio will die a slow death as the RFI becomes worse, 
that is unless you live far away from neighbors.

Dale, k9vuj

On 14, Aug 2018, at 20:20, Tony <dxdx@optonline.net> wrote:


I was wondering how the FCC measures the level of RFI emanating from a distant 
device to determine whether it's above or below FCC limitations?

The reason I ask is that the RFI emanating from the device might meet a certain 
criteria when measured some number of feet from the unit, but the bottom line 
for the ham is whether the noise is still heard on his or her receiver.

That brings up the question of whether or not the FCC deems a certain level of 
RFI as "acceptiable"? My neighbors solar panels generate RFI ranging from S-5 
to S-9 throughout the day and even at lower levels, the noise makes S-9 signals 
difficult to copy.

This video demonstrates how intrusive it can be at S-5 levels: 

Tony -K2MO
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