[RFI] Laser Christmas Lights

Hare, Ed W1RFI w1rfi at arrl.org
Sat Dec 5 07:14:22 EST 2015

That's not exactly accurate, Dave. I am a QRPer, so we connect them in series with my HW8 and the resultant non-linearities allow me to achieve QRP Worked All States simultaneously on all harmonically related bands. 

Ed, W1RFI/4

From: RFI [rfi-bounces at contesting.com] on behalf of David Cole [dave at nk7z.net]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2015 7:05 PM
To: rfi at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] Laser Christmas Lights

The FCC raids all United States Walmart stores in a single coordinated
effort dubbed-- "Operation Christmas Surprise", confiscating all Part
15, and 18, non-compliant devices, then initiates a "Citation and
Order", fining Walmart $22,000 per incident, per day, per device

After evidence processing, the non-compliant devices are delivered to
the ARRL for destruction, where, a crack team of hand selected Amateur
Radio Operators, led by the ARRL's Ed Hare, string the Christmas lights
up around W1AW, replace the AC plug with a PL-259, and then connect them
to an Alpha 9500.  Then as Ed likes to call it-- "Loads for Max

If only this were true...

Actually I believe, the ARRL turns the findings over to their attorney,
and he then requests the FCC force them to stop selling the
non-compliant devices...

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On Fri, 2015-12-04 at 17:14 -0500, john at kk9a.com wrote:
> What happens if Ed finds the product to be outside FCC limits?  Are there
> fines or anything in place to persuade manufactures to be complaint?
> John KK9A
> To:   "Hare, Ed W1RFI" <w1rfi at arrl.org>, wa6fgi via RFI <rfi at contesting.com>
> Subject:      Re: [RFI] Laser Christmas Lights
> From: Gary Smith via RFI <rfi at contesting.com>
> Reply-to:     Gary Smith <wa6fgi at yahoo.com>
> Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2015 09:12:21 -0800
> Hi ED.
> Hope the leads help,
> Glad you are on top of the rampant sources of RFI that is coming out of
> China by the shipload.
> Gary...wa6fgi
> On 12/4/2015 7:18 AM, Hare, Ed W1RFI wrote:
> Thanks. I am going to take a trip there next week and buy one to test. I'd
> really like to know whether these meet the FCC limits or not.  Interference
> reports give me a good excuse to do that. :-)
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