[RFI] Some thoughts on how we handle RFI issues...

Dave Cole dave at nk7z.net
Sat Nov 23 19:44:50 EST 2019


I thought I might jot down some thoughts and share them with the 

This is not directed at any one, nor any group, but respectfully we all 
seem to spend a great deal of time, understanding the specs and rules 
needed to file a complaint, only to have that complaint fall on somewhat 
deaf ears with regards to the FCC.

While I am not pointing blame at the FCC, (they do have other things to 
do than chase RFI, and are short staffed), I think we really need to all 
think about how to better motivate the FCC to enforce the rules we all 
know so well, with the same vigor we show for getting which rule was 
violated identified.

I sadly have no idea how to motivate a government agency...

Perhaps a grass roots effort by the ARRL to contact the Congress folk in 
each state, and bring the issue of RFI to their attention, or an effort 
by clubs on a state by state basis, to get paperwork in front of their 
Congress critters dealing with RFI...

In any case there needs to be a coordinating agency, like the ARRL 
managing this sort of thing...

I would even be happy to pay a fee of some sort to get enforcement 
moving...  It is really getting bad out here in RFI land...

Again, this is not directed at any one, or any group, just some general 
ramblings on my part...  I shall now don my flame suit...  :)

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

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