[CQ-Contest] QRN from CFL's ?

Milt Jensen n5ia at zia-connection.com
Thu Feb 1 17:43:46 EST 2007

Hi Steve, and others.

I have used CFL's in the radio room at my home, and in other selected
locations in my home, for at least 5 years.  I personally have NOT had any
problems with them other than I don't get the advertised hours of operation.
So what is new????  Truth in advertising????

They are much better than incandescents in lumens per Watt/hour consumed.

Milt, N5IA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve London" <n2icarrl at gmail.com>
To: "CQ Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 8:24 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] QRN from CFL's ?

> CFL = Compact Fluorescent Light
> California is thinking of legislating their use:
> http://www.playfuls.com/news_10_11698-Lights-Out-For-Old-Bulbs.html
> I love this Q/A from the Westinghouse web site:
> Q. When I first used a Compact Fluorescent Lamp, it interfered with my TV.
> 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
> electronic device into another outlet.
> I fear this changeover to compact fluorescents is going to happen quickly
> the next few years.
> Anyone have personal experience with CFL's as QRN generators ?
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC
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