And what of the FCC? (fwd)
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Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 13:59:12 -0600 (MDT)
From: Chip Atkinson <chip-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: And what of the FCC?
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 1997 11:18 AM
To: 'Tesla List'; Tesla List
Subject: Re: And what of the FCC?
To: Tesla List
As Richard points out a good design isn't a great radiator. Keep your
operational periods with any coil reasonable -- not at 2 AM when the
neighbors are trying to sleep. Keep operational periods short. Be sure to
use at least two power line filters in series with your primary circuit
along with a handful of varisters on both sides of the filters and also on
the primary of the neon xmfr. Last, but most important, throw a small BBQ
(yes -- you pay for all the food and don't whine) and invite all the
neighbors over -- especially the kids. $50 spent in this fashion will go
miles down the line so all your neighbors don't think you are some kind of
nut and start complaining. Once the complaints starts its too late to
reverse the damage done. Take the time to explain what you are doing to
the neighbors and what Tesla is all about. The E word is important here
--- Entertainment of your neighbors before they become the other E word --
We throw a small party every other year -- any midwestern coilers in the
area who want to stop by -- its Monday evening, Oct. 13th, 6-10 PM --- and
yes, a lot of neighbors will be there!
> From: randy-at-gte-dot-net[SMTP:randy-at-gte-dot-net]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 1997 11:25 PM
> To: Tesla List
> Subject: Re: And what of the FCC?
> Tesla List wrote:
> > From: Greg Leyh[SMTP:lod-at-pacbell-dot-net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 1997 6:56 AM
> > To: Tesla List
> > Subject: Re: And what of the FCC?
> > Richard Hull wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > Finally, no good coil throws out much RF even in the multi-KW class.
> > > noted this and I have actually checked it out with VLF receivers in a
> > > The classic one is Nemesis. I operated Nemesis one time at 14KW and
> > > Bill Richards of our group on the phone just before firing and had
> > > around with a navy submarine quad conversion VLF receiver to the
> > > harmonic frequencies of Nemesis. He lived 10 miles away. He had a
> > > long wire (200 footer). The tone of the gap would be the dead
> > > heard- zippo.
> > That is very good news! How about your immediate neighbors? Have they
> > had any complaints, other than about the large 'buzzsaw' in your
> > -GL
> And, on the other hand, what ABOUT your neighbors.... the stuff they
> do thay annoys YOU... that little teenage hussy, her dope dealing
> brother, the fat woman with all of those hairy moles...
> you are a human being, and, by definition, flawed. So are they.
> If they dont see it that way, they probably aren't smart enough to get
> anyone in trouble...
> BTW, electromagnetic emanations are of Federal juisdiction; i.e. a cop
> can't make you stop boogering up a TV set any more than he can tell an
> airliner to stop transmitting. In the US, anyway.Again, I dont want any
> one to interfere with another service, and I doubt that anyone here would
> knowingly do so. Indeed, would probably quit and/or move the TC should
> he/she become aware of it. But, if FCC shows up....they need Federal
> Marshalls to raid the joint, as FCC is not a police agency, and probably
> need either a warrant and/or probable cause to enter against your will.
> No police agency can confiscate your stuff w/o a warrant and/or probable
> cause.... and if they get it, they can't chop it into pieces.... this
> still is the US of A...and if they take it, get a receipt. I once had
> neighbors that were of a religion that had no qualms about playing
> <crappy> organ music at 2,3,4 A.M. They had no qualms about complaining
> about my lawful <ahem.??..at that time> emanations..that screwed up
> their lowry "push this button for rhythm" organ.. a few beeps and
> a few boops at a few watts, and I could go back to sleep.
> Be considerate of your neighbors. But, dont be a fanatic about it...
> Best of luck,