[RFI] Deja BUZZZ.. vu

David Cole dave at nk7z.net
Sat Sep 28 04:30:48 EDT 2013

Myself and three other hams have been working for a year to pinpoint an
RFI source...  Underground wiring...

Also, if you report it, don't be surprised when you end up in court...
There are a host of issues to consider prior to going live with a

I am not saying that you should not report things, just that there are
more issues than "turn it over to the police", and you are out of it is
simply not true...  If it goes to court, you go to court with it.

Thanks and 73's,
Dave (NK7Z),
Moderator Yahoo's MixW group, Yahoo's Dopplergram group, and Yahoo
MM-SSTV group.
For equipment reviews see: http://www.nk7z.net

On Fri, 2013-09-27 at 23:50 -0700, KD7JYK DM09 wrote: 
> "As Kurt says, do your duty, locate the interference as near as possible 
> then let the other agencies and authorities make all further 
> determinations."
> I did jump the gun a bit with my last post, it went out before I could catch 
> it.
> Reporting it to all the agencies I mentioned is assuming, of course, that 
> you know, beyond a reasonable doubt, what the source is.  After all, if you 
> didn't, what and why would you report?
> The safety issues are moot, however, in the examples given, the pot farm and 
> the RFI it generates has already been positively identified.  A ham isn't 
> some two dozen government agencies with massive resources whose job it is to 
> handle such things anyway, why try to be a hero/vigilante?  Because we are 
> ambassadors of our hobby?
> I also don't keep in mind that a lot of people have trouble pinpointing RFI.
> Had an interesting idea this evening of half a Yagi built on the trunk lid 
> of a sedan, or even the roof of a truck for pinpointing houses.  Far less 
> obtrusive than a 5' beam out the window on a six foot piece of PCV rotating 
> toward at a house as one drives by.
> What about a Yagi in the back seat pointing out a side window?  How about a 
> helical?
> Kurt 
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