[CQ-Contest] QRN from CFL's ?

Mike Fatchett mike at mallardcove.com
Thu Feb 1 10:39:40 EST 2007

I use them at our Montana home.  I have recessed lighting around the
perimeter of the house as we use it as a model and it is lit up at night.  I
have read similar disclaimers on other brands.  I can't say that I have
detected any noticeable noise and I use lots of them.  K0GU warned me about
the possible noise they can create.

Mike W0MU 

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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Steve London
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] QRN from CFL's ?

CFL = Compact Fluorescent Light

California is thinking of legislating their use:

I love this Q/A from the Westinghouse web site:

Q. When I first used a Compact Fluorescent Lamp, it interfered with my TV.
Why is that?
A. CFL's may interfere with a variety of devices because they use the same
wavelengths. If you find that they interfere, move the CFL away, or plug the
electronic device into another outlet.

I fear this changeover to compact fluorescents is going to happen quickly
over the next few years.

Anyone have personal experience with CFL's as QRN generators ?

Steve, N2IC
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