Re: Believe it or not
It's covered by "Spurious Radiation" under the FCC rules. They tend to
ignore or not prosecute short term operations for educational purposes.
Don't ask --- don't tell is a very good policy in this area.
From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 5:01 AM
Subject: Re: Believe it or not
>Original Poster: Neon John <johngd-at-bellsouth-dot-net>
>Tesla List wrote:
>> Original Poster: Stan <sdarling-at-columbus.rr-dot-com>
>> 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.
>Oh, they could throw the whole book at you if they wanted to. The
>Tesla coil is the veritable bull in the RF china shop. Spark
>transmitters (what TCs really are) are banned by name. Then there's
>unlicensed emissions, unauthorized emissions on bands authorized for
>specific services, interference with emergency, aviation and other
>public services, and exposure of the public to excess RF fields,
>just to name a few. Then there's the Part 15 stuff about unlicensed
>transmitters not interfering with other devices (not just
>communications devices.) This is an agency you don't want to
>attract the attention of with your TC.
>John De Armond
>Neon John's Custom Neon
>"Bendin' Glass 'n Passin' Gas"