[RFI] FCC Complaint Filing

N8GLS n8gls at arrl.net
Thu Nov 21 23:54:48 EST 2019

Thanks, tried that, provided videos.  Had their interest and they were going
to purchase a few of the lights for some testing but don't think they ever
actually got any.  One of the EMI/RFI guys did comment on the videos but
nothing ever came of it.

-----Original Message-----
From: RFI <rfi-bounces at contesting.com> On Behalf Of W0MU Mike Fatchett
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:33 PM
To: rfi at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] FCC Complaint Filing

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 RFI 
> emanating from a neighbor's installation of LED Deck Lights done back 
> 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 before 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 
> simple combination of Chokes) I bought and gave him all the chokes 
> needed for 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 an 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 politely called him again the beginning of Oct 
> reminding him the interference was still emanating from the lights and 
> I would still install if he didn't 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 way 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 anything at 
> any time and further conversation about the situation would be 
> fruitless.  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 these
> 73 de Brad, N8GLS
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