[vcf-midatlantic] OT: LED lights

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Mar 10 13:03:49 EST 2016

On 03/10/2016 12:59 PM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> *Whatever gets installed, VCF needs to make sure the drivers do not
> generate radio interference .*
> * The antique radio guys across the street won't appreciate it.*
> Good thought, but ​RF noise decreases in proportion to the square of the
> distance away from the source. I think we'd be ok from across the street ;-)

  No, not at all.  Weak signals from other continents are often
completely obliterated by interference from LED, CFL, and standard
fluorescent lighting.  The inverse squares law applies to the desired
transmissions too, and they're coming from a lot farther away that
across the street.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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