[amsat-bb] Re: RFI source found - sort of

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at pacbell.net
Thu Jan 31 14:35:10 PST 2008

IIRC, you can have the FCC "persuade" them to get it
fixed since it's interfering with a licensed service.
The ARRL website has some information which you might
find useful:
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- Tony <dxdx at optonline.net> wrote:

> All,
> I was able to track down the general location of an
> RFI problem I've 
> been hearing since December. It's in the vicinity of
> 3 new homes on a 
> cul-de-sac not far from my QTH. I'm told the pulse
> noise sounds like the 
> RFI from an invisible electric fence.
> At this point, it's hard to tell which home it's
> coming from with the HF 
> mobile because the signal strength is overwhelming
> at the location. I'll 
> have to get up close with a portable AM radio; I'll
> probably need some 
> shielding around it.
> Wish I knew exactly what the noise was; I'd hate to
> 'accuse' a neighbor 
> of causing RFI and have it turn out to be the power
> company. I have a 
> recording if anyone is interested.
> The question is, what to do in the worse case
> scenerio if the home owner 
> decides not to take action to remedy the problem?
> Anyone on the 
> reflector been through this before?
> Apologies for the off-topic note -Please reply
> direct...
> Tony -K2MO 
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