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Re: [RFI] Tesla's Response to Solar Panel RFI

To: Eddie Edwards <eddieedwards@centurylink.net>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Tesla's Response to Solar Panel RFI
From: David Eckhardt <davearea51a@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019 17:34:54 +0000
List-post: <mailto:rfi@contesting.com>
FCC wants to see DATA.  If at all possible, travel to a bad site and take
data in a rigorous engineering manner for the babies at FCC.  Write it up
in a technically sound manner.  FCC is all lawyers, these days, and it must
be presented in a manner that the non-initiated are able to grasp the
gravity of the situation.  A couple of years ago, I read (on the FCC site)
their response to the AM broadcast industry in relation to the additional
interference due to the 'digital revolution'.  Their 'solution'?  Increase
your transmitted power.  Need I write more?  Please have a read of my page
on QRZ.  There are several personal instances related on that page - last
paragraph.  AND.......none of that is due to solar!

Dave - WØLEV

On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 12:55 AM Eddie Edwards <eddieedwards@centurylink.net>

> I totally agree with Stan's assessment, and would recommend all hams who
> operate HF and VHF bands begin contacting the ARRL and the FCC immediately
> regarding this issue whether you have solar RFI today or not.
> This issue will only grow worse with time and we'll soon all have this
> problem next door as politicians continue to move utilities away from
> fossil
> fuels and towards expensive renewables like wind & solar power eventually
> making the cheap, noisy home solar power more affordable to lower
> electricity bills.
> We can't hope for a weakness in solar power technology like BPL had with
> WiFi technology obsoleting house-wired BPL.  All it will take for solar to
> win in courts is for politicians to change the FCC Part 15 in favor of the
> home solar systems and companies that make and sell them.  We need
> political
> activism now not judicial court actions taking years doing nothing.
> 1. If not already a member, put aside your politics and join ARRL.  It will
> take a large organization with a large membership to take on this battle.
> 2. Contact your ARRL section manager and regional directors about the
> problem and your expectations of ARRL actions.
> 3. Contact the FCC in writing complaining about solar power system
> companies
> ignoring FCC regulations and complaints by license radio services.
> 4. Any other ideas out there?  Please share them here and on and club email
> or facebook groups.
> I can see this issue eventually forcing amateur operators to add full power
> amps to their stations so they can be heard by hams suffering from solar
> RFI.  So it might be viewed reasonable for ARRL to submit a request to the
> FCC to increase the legal maximum power output for Amateur Radio stations.
> I'm not proposing this as an actual solution, but as a desperate measure in
> response to the FCC's failure to act appropriately to resolve the
> problem.
> Geez, with HOAs reducing the number of licensed operators on HF and now
> this, HF operation could become a thing of the past if we lose this battle
> in the long run.
> 73, de ed -K0iL
> Ed Edwards
> Omaha, NE
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RFI <rfi-bounces@contesting.com> On Behalf Of Stan Zawrotny
> Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2019 17:00
> 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.
> Stan, K4SBZ
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