Tuesday, October 12, 2021

ARDC Funds Improved RFI Tracking in Los Angeles

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has given a $23,000 grant to ARESLAX, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service group in the ARRL Los Angeles section, to help it purchase equipment to better track down sources of radio frequency and other forms of electromagnetic interference. 

According to the ARRL Letter, the grant money was used to buy a Fluke ii910 precision acoustic imager, which can pinpoint source of interference and produce photographic evidence. The ARES group also used its own funds to purchase a Radar Engineers 243 RFI Locator, and group members have been learning how to use them. Section Technical Specialist Chris Parker, AF6PX, says he believes ARESLAX now has RFI/EMI locating abilities that exceed those of area utility companies.

ARDC <www.ampr.org> is a foundation that supports technically innovative amateur radio and digital communications projects, as well as funding scholarships and related educational programs.