[CQ-Contest] QRN from CFL's ?
unclebudd at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 1 17:47:47 EST 2007
I have used a few in the past and even have some installed now. HOWEVER it seems the less expensive ones (Home center house brand) were worse than the major brands. I had one in a lamp on the Ham desk but experienced broad band noise on all bands including the BC band. That one did not last long. The two I have outside the garage get turned off if I am trying to dig someone out on 80M or 160M.
Clint - W5CPT
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve London
To: CQ Contest
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 9:24 AM
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
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 ?
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