Some bad news…

It looks like the recent emergence of so-called “Gigabit” power line adaptors (mis-sold: they’re actually only capable of 200 Mbits) has finally marked the march of power line networking onwards from its traditional home interfering with HF radio up into VHF.

Emissions from these devices are now extending up to 300MHz. In some respects this may advantage radio amateurs because, with a bit of luck, it will start tramping over FM and DAB broadcast services and other more sensitive uses of the spectrum than just short wave. As always, be vigilant for interference and report it to OFCOM where it is found.