[RFI] LED Bulbs
k1ttt at verizon.net
Wed Feb 12 11:25:41 EST 2014
interfering with AM/FM/TV broadcast??? contact the station engineer and let them know, they hate that type of stuff! interfering with police or fire frequencies? contact dispatchers for those services and tell them, they'll usually get something done. interfering with aircraft frequencies, contact control tower of nearest airport, those get FAST response!
want to know where to contact the fcc: http://www.arrl.org/fcc-power-utility-letter
be sure to read this page, including enforcement action examples the fcc has taken: http://www.arrl.org/radio-frequency-interference-rfi
and then before you say they never do anything check out: http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-announces-enforcement-actions-for-january-march-2013
keep reading... its about 2/3's of the way down where they start on letters sent about plasma TV's, grow lights, and unknown devices.
Feb 12, 2014 11:09:47 AM, dj2001x at comcast.net wrote:
Shucks, that's another point, you got to be a Philadelphia lawyer to find and understand all that government gobbly gook.
I'm not even sure where or if there is a field office in my city or near by. I imagine it's like calling the IRS.
Maybe what we need is a repository of complaints, then say once a month the caretaker of the repository sends a letter to his/her contact at the FCC with a request that written corrective action report be sent back within 30 days.
On 12, Feb 2014, at 9:43, CR wrote:
> This may be a good one to complain about anyway given the broad spectrum of interference reported; it will affect broadcast, air to ground communications, police, fire and commercial radio reception as well.
> FWIW, Part 97 is not where you should look for illumination devices; look in Part 18. Harmful interference *is* unlawful.
> Cortland Richmond
> PS: Apologies for mistaking you for the other Dale. He and I have been working in EMC for years.
> On 2/12/2014 10:25 AM, Dale J. wrote:
>> Hi Roger,
>> Now that statement I'll agree with. I will too.
>> Even if I were to call the FCC to complain would I talk to a live human who knows what I'm talking about or would it be a robot that directs me to a FAQ on how to deal with RFI.
>> Dale, K9vuj
>> On 12, Feb 2014, at 8:12, Roger D Johnson wrote:
>>> >Unfortunately, interference to amateur radio appears to be VERY low
>>> >on the FCC priorities list. I'll probably be an SK long before they
>>> >act on my complaint!
>>> >73, Roger
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