[RFI] FCC Complaint Filing

Michael Martin mike at rfiservices.com
Thu Nov 21 21:44:23 EST 2019

Anyone that thinks they have a use for the ARRL should damn sure be a member.

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On Nov 21, 2019, 9:07 PM, at 9:07 PM, Dave Cole <dave at nk7z.net> wrote:
>I believe you can contact them even if you are not a member...
>73, and thanks,
>Dave (NK7Z)
>ARRL Volunteer Examiner
>ARRL Technical Specialist
>ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources
>On 11/21/19 5:33 PM, W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:
>> Contact the ARRL if you are a member
>> On 11/21/2019 5:12 PM, N8GLS wrote:
>>> I filed an "informal" complaint with the FCC a month ago regarding
>>> emanating from a neighbor's installation of LED Deck Lights done
>>> in May
>>> 2019.  I did receive one response that a ticket number was assigned 
>>> and have
>>> been regularly checking the status but no further "action" yet.  I 
>>> realize
>>> this may be a fairly long process and may not go anywhere but was 
>>> curious if
>>> anybody here has ever filed a complaint and if so how long it took
>>> some indication of status was received ??
>>> A little history:  The interference affects almost the entire 2m 
>>> band.  This
>>> neighbor was initially cooperative and once I found a solution (a
>>> combination of Chokes) I bought and gave him all the chokes needed
>>> the
>>> entire deck as well as offering to install them myself or at least 
>>> help.  A
>>> reply of "no help needed, I can install myself no problem" gave me
>>> indication of sincerity ..that was back in July.  These lights have 
>>> turned
>>> on at dusk and off at about 1am every single day since May.  I
>>> called him again the beginning of Oct reminding him the interference
>>> still emanating from the lights and I would still install if he
>>> have
>>> the time.  That call ended with an agitated response of  "its not my
>>> problem" and "I don't believe by merely buying these lights in any
>>> makes
>>> me responsible for anything", followed by "If they were so bad they 
>>> wouldn't
>>> be sold".  It was clear there was no intention of installing
>>> at any
>>> time and further conversation about the situation would be
>>> Left
>>> with no other solution I filed the informal complaint and included a
>>> summary
>>> of the issue, timeline of events and links to a couple videos
>showing the
>>> interference being received as well as one solution to remedy it.
>>> Frustrating to say the least, and sadly, words like "cooperation",
>>> "politeness", "neighborly" and "respect" don't seem to mean much
>>> days.
>>> 73 de Brad, N8GLS
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