Friday, July 26, 2013

League Supports Limited Receiver Immunity Standards

The ARRL says an FCC proposal to possibly impose interference immunity standards on home entertainment devices is long overdue, but that similar standards would not be appropriate for amateur-band receivers. Responding to a call for comments from the FCC on a white paper issued by the Commission's Technological Advisory Council, the League argued that such standards for amateur receivers "would
compromise the experimental purposes of the Service," pointing out that hams typically resolve station-to-station interference issues on their own and that what amateurs really need is "protection from spurious and out-of-band emissions from other services."