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RE: serious S-band Interference problem

  I agree with you that transmissions inside an amateur band should
be considered public but I'm going to make sure before I pursue it
any further. If I have an FCC decision in hand, I may be able to avoid
having to protect my rights in court because some cordless phone
user has a lawyer in the family.
     I am looking for an inexpensive converter to setup a DF setup
like you describe. I don't want to take down the converter on my satellite
antenna (although it may come to that if I can't find another converter)
    I'm pretty sure that once I find the phone I can resolve to problem. I
don't think anyone would want to use a phone knowing that they are
being listened to.
    As far as I know, there is no active EMI/RFI team in this area but I
will check with my section manager.

-----Original Message-----

Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] serious S-band Interference problem

Hello the Net,

My perspective is a bit different.

The interference you are getting during your licensed ham radio 
operations needs to be stopped.

The 2.4 GHz band is not a private band, but a public band, where no one 
is entitled to privacy.
The 2.4 GHz ISM band is not like the cellular bands where, by law, 
people can expect privacy

As a licensed operation, you have priority over any unlicensed operation 
within the ham band.

As a public band, you can record anything you hear. And use it in an 
evidentiary role.

A mobile system on 2.4 GHz with a directional antenna can achieve the 
ability to locate the nearby offending telephone signals.
The antenna could be the patch feed from your dish or one of the PCB log 
periodic antennas available from RAMSEY.
A low noise preamplifier would be helpful to start, but may have to be 
removed as you get closer.

A FT-817 with a DRAKE or other receive converter with a 2M IF sounds 
like a nice setup.

Use a IF rig that can indicate the signal strength. The hotter the 
signal the closer you will be to the offender.

Triangulate the signal line of bearing (LOB) from a few locations. look 
for where the LOB's intersect on a map.

I would record the interference, locate the offender, then discuss with 
the offender the issue of radio interference
to licensed emergency radio communications.

Most offenders are reasonable and do not know of the interference and 
when informed will permanently cease operations.

If the offender does not believe you, play back the tape without 
commenting  about the activities discussed on the tape.

Never put yourself in a position where your personal security is 

Refer all problems to your local RFI/EMI team.

Stan, WA1ECF

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