[AMRadio] Traffic Light interference

Ben Dover quixote2 at ix.netcom.com
Mon Dec 3 15:32:23 EST 2007

-----Original Message-----
>From: "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
>Sent: Dec 3, 2007 2:09 PM
>To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
>This, plus the BPL thing, and the slowness to get anything done about power 
>line interference, show that the FCC is the joke.  Do AM'ers have any real 
>reason to be so anal about an occasional voice peak exeeding 1500 watts on a 
>questionable instrument ("ham radio quality" wattmeter) every now and again?

Nope. I don't think so.

>From the FCC agent's reaction to the complaint, I seriously doubt that he would
even know enough to be able to DETECT the occasional 1500 watt plus voice peak...
let alone give a rodent's rectum about it.

The fact that there is a sizable group of guys who have adopted a battle cry of
"REAL tubes have HANDLES", and we haven't heard of any massive issuances of NALs
to them says even more.

I should sweat going slightly over 1500 watts PEP occasionally while the SSB 
contester down the road is running a 4CX15000 in the final? Gimme a break...

As long as my Bird 43 with an aftermarket peak reading board is happy, I'm not
gonna lose any sleep over the issue.

Mr. T., W9LBB

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