EMC considerations

Radio amateurs experience problems with EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) from time to time, when transmitting equipment is located close to other electrical or electronic equipment.

There are measures in place to protect both the radio amateur from in-bound interference, and the user of other equipment from the effects of transmissions from radio amateurs.

With a little care, and significant diplomacy, problems can be minimized or eliminated.

The RSGB EMC committee leads the Society’s work in this area, and they provide help via helpdesk.emc@rsgb.org.uk who will provide advice via email, and on the EMC web pages

As with any other area your regional team can put you in contact with the right people in the volunteer teams to help you.

But the first step is to properly analyse and assess the causes of the interference depending on whether you are causing interference, or experiencing interference to your reception.