[AMRadio] Part 15 Devices


Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Sun Dec 2 16:12:03 EST 2007


Yea I have read it Bob.  And given the attitude of the FCC I really 
don't think they would take any action.  The first answer is always, 
"Move something".  I sure would like the FCC to get back into 
non-interference  and enforcement.

Jim/W5JO





>I have haerd that the new flat screen TVs are the worst offeners. The 
>FCC's
> solution is to have the owner of the device stop using it.
>
> Have you tried reading Part 15?
>
> Bob Macklin
> K5MYJ
> Seattle, Wa,
> "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 12:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Part 15 Devices
>
>
>> Well guys I put snap beads around the power cord (about 6 of them as 
>> I
>> recall) and still hear it on several frequencies in the 75 meter 
>> band.
>> It radiates as much as 50 ft. away and I don't think they should have
>> that much.
>>
>> On top of that, the frequencies move when the state changes from off 
>> to
>> on.  Like all of you my house if full of these devices.  My HP 
>> computer
>> doesn't do this, my Canon multi-purpose printer doesn't do this, none 
>> of
>> the kitchen appliances do it, the DVD player doesn't and neither does 
>> my
>> electronic thermostat.  All of which I can take a portable receiver 
>> and
>> go near and hear them on the same frequencies with the TV unplugged.
>>
>> One leg of my 75 meter antenna is about 50 ft. away and the TV causes
>> spurs that can be heard that far away.  I know it isn't the satellite
>> box and not the answering machine adjacent to it.  Everything clears
>> when I unplug the TV.  It is the first TV I have ever had that 
>> radiates
>> this much.
>>
>> Jim/W5JO
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> > How do you know it is out of compliance? There are measured 
>> > radiation
>> > limits. Every one of the new entertainment devises that has a 
>> > remote
>> > controller have a microprocessor that runs all the time unless the
>> > device is
>> > unpluged. You can get radiation off the cables. unplug all the 
>> > cables
>> > and
>> > see what you get.
>>
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