Our "class action" vehicle, as was already pointed out, is the ARRL. As
part of their charter to protect our spectrum and represent their members
in all aspects of the hobby, they need to step up to the plate and take
charge of the Solar RFI problem. They, in turn, need to (1) contact
offending companies, and (2) pressure the FCC to become aware of the entire
noise level problem and start enforcing their rules.
On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 4:58 PM Dave Cole <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> Respectfully, in every case here but one, (and I have been involved in
> maybe 10 to 15 in the past three years), the RFI from grow ops were
> unheard on the AM band with a local station tuned in, and while in front
> of the offending grow op.
> I am sure that in some cases it is hearable on an AM channel, but so far
> here, (and I have expressly, checked at each location), I have had very
> little luck with this. It is one of the first things I check for, so I
> can involve the CE of the AM station being affected...
> 73, and thanks,
> Dave (NK7Z)
> ARRL Volunteer Examiner
> ARRL Technical Specialist
> ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources
> On 12/15/19 11:26 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
> > On 12/15/2019 6:40 AM, Dave Cole wrote:
> >> The problem with that approach is that most AM stations are strong
> >> enough to override RFI, in most locations, on the AM broadcast band.
> > That's not even close to being true. More than 30 years ago, a colleague
> > who was Chief Engineer at WLS, a 50kW clear channel station licensed to
> > Chicago with a transmitter site SW of the city center, found that his
> > station could not be heard through the noise in Ford vehicles in the
> > northern parts of the city. Noise conditions are FAR worse today.
> > Growing up in WV in the '50s, our NBC radio affiliate was WLW, a 50kW
> > clear channel station on 700 kHz, 125 miles away.
> > 73, Jim K9YC
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