If the blades do contain carbon fibre it certainly would affect radio signals. I fly model aircraft with carbon fibre fuselage and you have to mount the antenna outside the fuselage otherwise reception is compromised.
Originally Posted by K0RGR
Another Myth that wind is the way to go, there are technologies available for energy to be created without wind and without fossil fuels and without Nuclear power, this is what we need to be lobbying about as well as reading about, where did the Tesla patents go on Free Energy? or what happened to John Searl and many others like them, its the fat cat oil companies do not want us to have as well as governments because of tax issues, its all doable, but the powers that be do not want us to have that kind of information, wind is not the way, nor is fossil fuels, but unless the sheeple wake up and turn the tv sets off and start researching all this instead of being brainwashed all the time then the power of the people can sort this out and say NO to the governments and oil companies and make this a better energy free world.. but what do I know, I am just a small cog in the machine who is awake but without a voice.....
I'd like to thank MW1CFN, (sorry missed your name) for Bringing this to the attention of all interested parties...
As I said on one of the QRZ related pages...
"The Face of amateur radio is all set to change"
Potentally all a user is likely with the use of alterantive technologies a "cheap!" dual band H.T is all thats needed along with a Smart phone...
After a failed ePetition to the "THEN!" British Priminister on the number 10 Website / homepages
The responce basiclly was the investment in NEW Technologies had already been made, the Big money players had already Written their rules over P.L.T and alike
and in the face of amateurs who were left to grin and bear it.. Already a done deal Perhaps?
For the more serious amateur wishing to use hf..
With a number of other Countries already haveing Kilowatt Rf liscences..
I feel UK (and other amateurs) Should be Asking RSGB and other national socities for 2 things..
firstly a POWER INCREASE to the A liscence or introduction to a A+ Class liscence allowing minamum of 2kw DC output. on all bands.
additionally with the relaxation of planning allowing utility companys fixing things in public places without PLANNING PERMISSION , A SIMILAR RELAXATION FOR AMATEUR ANTENNAS.
This would also generate sales and stimulate growth of what could be a deminishing market, it could provide additional jobs.. Additional Vat for government coffers..
and Additionally allow amateurs who wish to do so to use radio communications under more difficult band conditions.
As for Mindless companys Producing RF hungury technology with a for profit only situation .. Perhaps it will be interesting to see how they like a little extra RF up them!....
Kind regards to all our readers...
Originally Posted by MW1CFN
If amateur radio is really a technical hobby, then I would think someone should be able to invent a receiver that compensates for the signal fluttering from windmill blades.
I would not be smart enough, myself.
You do realize, that if it were not for the GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES to wind farms they would not be able to survive? Your tax dollars subsidize every KWH the windfarm products in the USA. When they were fighting to erect this project, the developers said straight out that if the government stops the subsidies this project will not happen! The coal plants still must run, because you would not accept a brownout every time the wind stops blowing! Sorry, but the developer tried the jobs ploy also, saying they would bring $1.6 million to the community. But most of the jobs were filled by laborers from another state and the management was relocated from another state as well. And I can attest to the fact they are not buying windmill parts in our community either as there is not even a hardware store here!
Originally Posted by K0RGR