Re: Believe it or not

I have seen a couple references to FCC violations in this thread.  Can
anyone cite the actual FCC rule(s) or regulation(s) that coiling
violates?  I imagine it has something to do with unlicensed
transmission, but I would like to know the specifics.

I'd also like to point out that many times a single event gets some
politician all worked up and he/she pushes a regulatory law through. 
But many times the law or regulation is never enforced, except in
extreme situations.  It would be awfully difficult to discover coilers
like myself who work out of our basements and garages.  Certainly the
police in my city have better and more important things to do.  Now, I'm
sure if I set up a 10kV coil in front of the police station I'd get into
trouble, but even without TC laws on the books (disturbing the peace,
menacing, etc.).

Finally, I think the comparison made to tobacco control is not
legitimate.  The notion that one has a right to engage in activities
that present a danger to ONLY oneself is, I think, a basic principle of
our country.  Of course, TC's in very rare circumstances could present a
danger to those who are not voluntarily participating, but the vast
majority of the time only those who are willingly and knowingly
participating are in the 'danger zone'.  The current issue with smoking
is that it not only puts the smoker at risk, but it also puts those
around him at risk.  An employee can't just leave because someone in the
workplace is smoking--he would get fired after a day or two.  This is
true even if the workplace is the home.


Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
> Perhaps were are making an issue where none really exists.
> However, If anyone does know of anyone who wants to try and "regulate"
> Tesla coils, or coiling in general, let us know and we can start writing
> letters and all the fun things one can do to change their minds.
> However, at this point, I think this is an issue that does not exist.  The
> worst we could do is end up creating it all by ourselves...
>         Terry
> At 11:59 AM 11/06/1999 -0500, you wrote:
> snip....
> >
> >Chris,
> >
> >The gun control people are already trying to ban all types of firearms!
> >Smokers (I don't smoke) in at least one state that I know of can't even
> >legally smoke in THEIR OWN HOMES if they have people working for them in
> >the home who don't smoke! The anti smoking crowd is now mounting a world
> >wide assault on smoking! There is a government push on to
> >regulate/heavily tax/design down Sport Utility Vehicles because they
> >have an "unfair advantage" over smaller compact cars in a collision, and
> >the list goes on! If you think that government regulation of Tesla coils
> >isn't a very real possibility, think again. If we don't pay close
> >attention to the possible gradual loss of our freedoms through
> >government control, one day we could wake up to find out that they are
> >gone!! Think about it!
> >
> >Safe and unregulated coiling to all,
> >
> >Ed Wingate RATCB
> >