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Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

null is saying what I was about to say. Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium lights have been used as streetlights for 4 decades. And those are 1500 watt monsters. Those ballast would shut down radio TX way faster than a grow light.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 07/01/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Pride and joy

Boulder clerk refuses to stop same-sex licenses

http://www.krdo.com/news/gay-marriage-show…

Posted by guruD on 07/01/2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Pride and joy

Homegrown Coming Out story set in Colorado Springs-

Get a free viewing copy of my E-book on Amazon.com “Adventures of a GWF REBORN” to any kindle owner of my own coming out story set in Colorado Springs..

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Posted by guruD on 07/01/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Pride and joy

ANOTHER ONE BITS THE DUST- JUDGE STRIKES DOWN KENTUCKY'S GAY MARRIAGE BAN

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/judge-s…

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Posted by guruD on 07/01/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Open space advocates see Banning Lewis Ranch as lifetime opportunity

Where do I sign up?

Posted by Mia715 on 07/01/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “The tick and the time bomb

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Posted by jherbst on 06/29/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

In my misspent youth, back in the dark ages before cable, I met a ham operator. He had once lived in an apartment building of several floors in a big city. Every apartment had a television antenna on the roof, including my friend's family. But he had an antenna for his ham set as well on the roof and the problem at that time was not the other tv antennae interfering with his signal, but his signal interfering with tv broadcasts. His own family never suffered when he was on the air.

He always offered to help anyone with a problem to get their antenna properly grounded, but not everyone in the building knew who to contact, and sometimes some loud and angry complaints were made to the landlord or the police or the FCC before he was contacted. I suppose some tenants even paid tv repairmen to come out and fix their gear because they did not know my friend would do it for free, and perhaps some harbored grudges on account of it. There are a million stories in the naked city...

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/27/2014 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Builders insist the threat of lawsuits keeps them from erecting condos

Building condos according to the construction law will let the builders free from any kind of complaint or lawsuits! So the best option to stay away from legal issues is building a quality condo! Denver Luxury Homes are one of the most genuine builders of luxury condos in Denver. http://goo.gl/nT2opK

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Posted by Brian Burke on 06/27/2014 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

The purpose of sharing the information with the Indy was to make people aware of a potential problem, not to try to paint growers as bad people or the only source of interference. I think Bryce did a pretty good job of making that clear. Anyone who reads the article as otherwise is mistaken.

While individual ham operators will have their own opinions for or against, American Radio Relay League (ARRL) does not take sides in the MJ debates.

The ARRL does conduct testing of various devices and report their findings to the FCC. In one completely unrelated case an Arc Fault circuit breaker model was found to be a defective design and the ARRL brought it to the attention of the FCC as a significant source of interference. The ARRL and FCC then worked with the manufacturer to correct the design problem.

In the case of the Lumatek ballast, it appears to be a defective product design and one that incorrectly displayed the required FCC information. The ARRL tested it for RFI and it failed horribly, so they reported their findings to the FCC. Most ballasts pass with no problem.

In the case of Mr Thompson, it appears to have been a case of incorrect wiring from a ballast.

Personally, I have had interference from a CFL light bulb replacement for an incandescent bulb, a dimmer switch, and some yet to be determined device from a near by office building.

In any case, it is not the goal of the ARRL or a ham operator to paint anyone as being bad and rarely do they want to get anyone in trouble (intentional interference, AKA "jamming" would be a notable exception), they just want to find and fix the problem. If it is a faulty street light, they will contact the responsible department to get it fixed. If it is a failing power supply in a doorbell chime in someone's home, they will attempt find it and may even volunteer to help fix it.

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Posted by JBloodgood on 06/27/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

Lumatek still shows the LK1000 on their website and they are still available through numerous vendors.

The other lights you mention occasionally result in noise as well, but because they are installed by people who are trained in proper installation procedures and by certified electricians who have to follow codes, they generally do not cause the same problem as when someone builds their own system in a house and runs the wires too far, incorrectly grounds things, etc. As the article mentions, there are many other sources of noise that can cause serious interference and not only for hams, they can interfere with police/fire, military, navigation systems, phones, home entertainment systems, wifi, etc.

The point of the article is to be a good neighbor, be aware that such problems can occur, and don't freak out if someone comes by and says "Hi, I'm Joe and I'm a ham radio operator. I have been trying to track down some interference. I have narrowed it down to your house and I'd like to help you find the problem and fix it."

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Posted by Dave H on 06/26/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Builders insist the threat of lawsuits keeps them from erecting condos

The threat of lawsuits prevents builders from building poorly built condos with high profit potential. Build a quality product and you are far less likely to get sued.

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Posted by null on 06/26/2014 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

This post fails to mention that Metal Halide lights are also used as street lights, outdoor flood lights, safety lights, etc. If your home is anywhere near a commercial center, there are likely hundreds of these High Intensity Discharge lights in the neighborhood. Also, the dimming ballast mentioned in the article has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

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Posted by null on 06/26/2014 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Pride and joy

St. Louis Challenges Missouri Ban On Gay Marriage

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/26/m…

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Posted by guruD on 06/26/2014 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Pride and joy

Federal Court Rules That Gay Couples Have Constitutional Right To Marry

That was on display in Colorado on Wednesday afternoon, when the county clerk in the liberal city of Boulder announced she would issue same-sex marriage licenses even though the 10th Circuit — which along with Colorado and Utah includes, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming — stayed its decision pending appeal. The state's attorney general declared the licenses invalid because Colorado's gay marriage prohibition is still the law, but Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall said she would continue to issue them until stopped by a court.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/25/g…

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Posted by guruD on 06/26/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Pride and joy

AND THE STUPIDITY CONTINUES- Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) claimed during a radio interview this week that anti-gay marriage business owners are being sent to “re-education camps” for refusing to serve gay customers.

“You now see situations with bakers and florists and photographers who are being forced to provide services for same-sex weddings or get fined, lose their business,” Santorum said during the appearance on the American Family Association’s “Focal Point” radio program on Monday. “In the case of Colorado, there was a Colorado case recently where someone had to go to a re-education camp if you will. And the amazing thing is that in Colorado gay marriage isn’t even legal!"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/25/r…

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Posted by guruD on 06/26/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Degrees of difficulty

This is a travesty. I am so sorry.

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Posted by Anne Donnelly on 06/26/2014 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Builders insist the threat of lawsuits keeps them from erecting condos

Build them cheap, build them fast, build them flimsy, build them with low-skilled illegal immigrant labor, then they wonder why they get lawsuits. Well duh. It's the 'merkin way, ain't gonna change.

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Posted by OldCrank on 06/25/2014 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Pride and joy

WOOO HOOO- Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

For the first time, a federal appeals court has struck down a state's ban on same-sex marriage. A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver voted 2-1 that Utah's ban is unconstitutional.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/utah-gay-…

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Posted by guruD on 06/25/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Pride and joy

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

For the first time, a federal appeals court has struck down a state's ban on same-sex marriage. A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver voted 2-1 that Utah's ban is unconstitutional.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/utah-gay-…

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Posted by guruD on 06/25/2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Pride and joy

GAY MARRIAGE BAN FALLS IN TWO MORE RED STATES:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/25/i…

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Posted by guruD on 06/25/2014 at 12:46 PM

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