posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 09:43 AM
If the interference is coming from a properly (legally) operated licensed amateur radio operator (ham), there is very little you can do. Part 97 takes
precedence over unlicensed Part 15 devices. Your only recourse would be to contact the ham and ask them politely to resolve the issue. Be advised
that, while most will, it is not a legal requirement.
If the interference is coming from an illegally operated station (freebanders, pirate radio, CBers with kilowatt linears, &c), then you would have to
complain to the FCC. If they choose to investigate, it is likely they would get local hams to help triangulate the offending transmitter (assuming it
isn't a transient mobile unit).
Consumer electronic devices (mostly covered by Part 15) are required, by regulation, to take the interference. If they do not operate properly in
proximity to legal transmissions, about the only thing you can do is try to shield them, or contact the manufacturer for resolution (good luck with
that). It is unfortunate that the makers of televisions, radios, and other electronics have opted not to properly shield their equipment.
On the flip side of the coin, if you have Part 15 devices, say an 802.11 wireless router or something, that is interfering with amateur radio
operations, you will be required to fix the problem. I only include that as an illustration of the preference given to licensed operations over
unlicensed and consumer devices.