Re: Believe it or not
I understand the FCC (due to budget cutbacks) really has dropped out of the
enforcement side of things, at least for the small guy. Anybody know
differently? I hear lots of fear, but have yet to hear of anyone (hobbies
level TC experimenters) actually getting busted. Now if you are operating a
Pirate Radio station, then you do have to watch your back. I was somewhat
concerned while experimenting with my audio modulated Tube coil that
someone would complain, but it was really a crappy transmitter.
At 05:07 PM 11/8/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>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"