Tag: ballast

via the ARRL: FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine for Breaking Now-Voluntary Labeling Rules

The FCC has proposed fining Acuity Brands Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, $25,000 for apparently marketing radio frequency devices that were not labeled in accordance with Commission Part 18 rules at the time. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) on November 21. Compliance with the particular rule at issue now is voluntary. ‚ÄúSpecifically, […]

Ham Radio Operators vs. Pot Growers (Maine)

With more and more states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, amateur radio enthusiasts have been complaining that the increased use of grow-light ballasts has been interfering with shortwave radio transmissions. According to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), these large grow lights can cause interference from up to 1,000 feet away, blocking ham […]

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