Re: I am a ham radioist
"You attitude is like someone who wants to hear their radio at the end of the garden"
Err no, that would be the hams running a couple of KW through antennas the size of their back gardens. I'm someone who's simply using a legal low power networking technology.
"he reason I say that is because in almost all cases, it is the equipment at fault for having cheap and nasty tuners that are swamped by radio signals that any competent design would cope with"
Oh riiiiight, so its not the fault of the hams causing interference, its the fault of the people who bought cheap equipment that wasn't cantankerous-old-man-with-a-transceiver proof! Got it! These plebs should all be rich electronics experts who can shell out for Meridian kit or sort out their own RF front ends! But of course!
Can you actually hear yourself? Do you know how stupid, arrogant and out of touch you sound?
"And BTW - it's not just hams that are bothered by these blatantly illegal devices. "
Err no, they're not illegal however much you'd like otherwise, they all have CE certification and are legal for sale and use in the UK.
"The BBC are bothered as they interfere with broadcast radio - but that's OK, why should you bother if people round about can't get radio 4."
Oh give it a rest with the hysterics. I've got an FM radio 6 foot from mine and never had a problem.
To sum up - wall warts arn't going away. Ham radio is a hobby, your mates radios are just big expensive toys. Sorry if modern life is causing a *tiny* amount of interference but unfortunately toys have to take a back seat to more adult requirements in life.