USCG CFL Lamp Warning

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A little information from the WRCC  (Waterway Radio and Cruising Club) WEB Site.  They operate a net on 7.268 daily starting at 7:45 EST (or 11:45 UTC)  it's a connection for boaters all over the Caribbean 
It is a noise problem  (we all face) -- Many of the new LED products have the same problem. 

Below is from their page:

  USCG CFL Lamp Warning: The US Coast Guard has issued a Marine Safety Alert on the newer CFL fluorescent lamps, saying that they could cause RF interference with certain communication and navigation equipment. The USCG alert is not clear, whether it refers to the AC or 12v DC type of lamp (or both). The type of lamp in question should have the following statement printed somewhere on the packaging: "This product may cause interference to radio communications and should not be installed near maritime safety communications equipment or other critical navigation or communication equipment operating between 0.45-30 MHz."
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