The FCC has issued a Citation and Order to an Illinois man to notify him of his obligation to stop operating devices that cause interference to licensed radio operations and to comply with federal rules and regulations related to RF devices. The FCC Enforcement Bureau’s Northeast Region office issued the Citation on November 24 to Edward Kozol of Lemont, Illinois, warning him that he could face fines of up to $16,000 a day unless he resolves the interference, which was reported last spring by AT&T.
As with many other hams, I am morbidly preoccupied with my antenna systems and how to get the best performance from them. In particular, I want to be able to compare different antennas or the same antenna system under different conditions; including plotting the SWR (standing wave ratio) and other parameters as a function of frequency. Using a conventional antenna analyzer, this task is tedious because of the need to record the many data points and vulnerable to increased error during transcription. For a long time I have lusted in my heart after a VNA (vector network analyzer).