In a world of worsening noise floors, our workshop on RFI was eagerly awaited. Held on Sunday 3 November, from 1pm – 3pm at Bernard ZL2BD’s QTH (1 Winsley Tce, Churton Park) it was attended by 9 members.
Three speakers spoke about radio frequency interference. This is a growing problem for amateurs in urban environments and one that is not always easily able to be resolved.
The workshop was in three parts as follows:
- RFI in Amateur Radio: Brief overview of RFI (Bob ZL2AVM). Hams as the culprits!
- RF interference tracking (John ZL2XJ). Diagnostic guide and detection tools.
- RFI Suppression: (Bernard ZL2BD). SMPS Suppression and earthing
Everybody stayed around to enjoy the tea, coffee, sausage rolls and biscuits.