[AMRadio] FCC Non-cooperation (was ILLEGAL STUFF ON E BAY)

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 20:11:07 EDT 2010

I'll bet there is _a lot_ of money in the hands of industry lobbyists
who badly want that rule to not change.


On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Paul Christensen <w9ac at arrl.net> wrote:
>> Still, the intent of Part 15 is to protect licensed users from
>> interference from unlicensed devices, and the best option we have to
>> enforce current regulations (or potentially get better ones)  is to
>> continue to elevate our concerns to the FCC and those who oversee the
>> agency.
>> 73, Bob W9RAN
> Excellent advise, Bob.  Part 15 needs to get current with the times.  As
> more consumers replace their household appliances with models that
> incorporate RFI/EMI emitting technology, the problem will only become worse.
> The certification section was last re-written at time when nearly all of our
> major household appliances did not contain SMPS and microprocessors.
> Today, household "appliances" are exempt from Part 15 certification and
> problems associated with these unintentional radiators are dealt with after
> they generate interference to licensed services.  The FCC could help itself
> in this matter with a rule change that includes appliances in the
> certification requirement.  A bit of time spent on a rule change would pay
> great dividends in reducing their time spent on the enforcement effort.
> Paul, W9AC
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