QRM from Power Line Communications?

Ron VK3AFW is the WIA representative on Standards Australia committees TE-003/19 and TE-003, both of which deal with radio interference standards.

At the request of the committee, Ron is seeking feedback on any instances of Power Line Communications (PLC) interference experienced by Australian amateurs.

Ron advises:

There are two areas where PLC is used or has been used, power company distribution and transmission lines and in-home power wiring.  The latter WiFi extenders cost from around $50 to $200.  Both are potential sources of interference, especially on HF but the home units could be everywhere.

If you have any recent interference issues from PLC please respond briefly. I’ll contact you if more detail is required.




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