Topband: Power line networking RFI

Mike Waters mikewate at
Thu Dec 25 13:24:57 EST 2014

Has anyone heard of RFI from computer LANs that use the house wiring in
lieu of either CAT5 cable or 2.4 GHz WiFi? It sounds to me like BPL
(Broadband over Power Lines) on a smaller scale. It also sounds like
trouble, especially if you have a close neighbor with one of these pieces
of junk.

>From :

"Also I could not use Hamradio when I had the Powerline adapters plugged
in. It gave me much interference on many different ham HF frequencies."

Just what we need, yet another source of broadband RFI to keep us from
hearing DX on 160. :-(

73, Mike

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