[aprssig] Kenwood TH-D7A(G) Retired

Dave Baxter Dave at emv.co.uk
Tue Oct 14 10:58:58 EDT 2008

And PLT/PLC communications....! 
See www.ukqrm.org

Dave G0WBX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Miller [mailto:scott at opentrac.org] 
> Sent: 13 October 2008 19:01
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Kenwood TH-D7A(G) Retired
> For a long time I thought my HF antenna setup totally sucks 
> (and to be honest it's not very good), but one night we had a 
> widespread power outage and I fired up the old TS-430 on 
> battery power and heard 10 times more than I'd ever gotten 
> before.  I wonder how much of that is lighting and noisy 
> switching power supplies...
> Scott
> N1VG
> David Flood wrote:
> > The lead level in the landfills will drop while at the same 
> time the 
> > mercury levels will skyrocket.  All those LCD's have 
> mercury in their 
> > backlight bulbs.  And there is the US law banning the sale of 
> > incandescent bulbs in the near future.
> > 
> > And to bring this (sorta) back to radio related, what about 
> all the RF 
> > hash that is being put out by all the power supplies needed 
> to power 
> > all these non-incandescent bulbs?  They are in the process 
> of swapping 
> > out all the normal bulbs here at my apartment complex and all my 
> > mobile radios now break squelch as soon as I turn into the parking 
> > lot.  One bulb may not generate much hash but a lot of them 
> in a small 
> > area basically wipes out the spectrum.
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