Posted: 26 Feb 2010"A case of radio interference caused by a Plasma TV provides a good example of how interference issues should be addressed by a regulator. A German TV station carried a news report that described how radio amateur Gerhard Peuser DL3OCL found high levels of noise on his short wave radio which was making reception difficult. He used a portable radio to find out where the interference came from and reported it to BNetzA (German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications, Postal Services, Railways, Electricity). ... The BNetzA undertook measurements on the TV and the owner got a letter banning him from using the Plasma TV or else he would get a fine. The manufacturer of the TV denied the interference but they did supply the customer with a TV of a different model." Southgate Amateur Radio Club, 24 February 2010. Plasma-display television sets are among the worst of many modern electronic devices that cause interference on the shortwave frequencies. This interference is probably one of the reasons for the decline of shortwave listening. See, for example:
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