Tom Rauch w8ji at contesting.com
Thu Oct 30 20:05:51 EST 2003

I doubt a TV like that would pass FCC compliance. I'd pursue it with the
ARRL and FCC. It isn't so much what WE buy that's a problem, it's what all
our neighbors might buy!!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Van Fair" <vfair at innova.net>
To: <rfi at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 7:11 PM
Subject: [RFI] TV RFI

I have a new 40" Sony and it transmits and S7 signal  to battery radio over
200 feet over the whole 20 meter band with all inputs and outputs removed
except power and the power has a brute force filter and RF filters on the
line.    Sniffers say the RF is coming from inside the box. Sony was
contacted all the way up the line and refuses to even look at it. Says its
meets FCC standards. END OF DISCUSSION!!!   Don't buy a SONY.  Van W4GIW

By the way recent reports show that most all Plasma screens produce bad RFI.
Take a battery driven  receiver with you to circuit city to check before you
buy. NOT a bad idea for any appliance purchase now days.  Most manufacturers
know the FCC is toothless and the only thing they do to comply is put on the
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