[RFI] Sigh...an interesting reply from a solar company.

Dave Cole dave at nk7z.net
Mon Jan 30 19:55:19 EST 2017

At this point, I would call the ARRL labs and ask for some guidance. 
They are there to assist you, and from my experience, thay are happy to 
help...  Just call the ARRL 800 number and ask for Mike Gruber.

73s and thanks,

On 01/30/2017 03:51 PM, Kenneth G. Gordon wrote:
> Recently, I sent the following questions by e-mail to a Solar power company, Solarworld.
> First, my questions.
> "Does your company have anyone amongst the technical staff who has any
> experience with mitigation of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)? Do you cover
> possible RFI issues in your installation contracts?"
> Here is the very interesting  response, a response which, essentially, answered my
> questions:
> "Hello Kenneth,
> Thank you for contacting SolarWorld.
> Our company only manufactures the Solar panel which does not have any
> communication components.
> As far as RFI blocking the solar energy from reaching the module, I am unaware of
> any related issues.
> Please let me know if you have heard of anything related to RFI and power
> production of a solar module.
> Warm regards,
> Steve Sefchick
> Product Training Specialist
> NABCEP-Certified PV Installer
> SolarWorld Americas
> Office. 503.693.5299
> technicalsupport at solarworld.com
> www.solarworld.com"
> All I can say is, "Ye gods!" If this is the sort of Technical Support one can expect
> from these fly-by-night solar power companies, we are in very serious trouble.
> Ken W7EKB
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