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HF RF Tripping Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI's) W4TL on 6/9/17
Well, put another complaint in the log. We bought and moved into a home in July south of Dayton, OH. The house was built in 2013. I had never heard of the AFCI RFI problems until now, after putting up a random wire, then a coax-fed dipole (through a 1:1 balun), and tripping multiple breakers in our home on 40m, 20m, and 15m at only 15 watts. (10W and below appear safe.)

Eaton referred me to a local distributor who had no knowledge of this issue but promised to contact Eaton for their guidance.

Our HOA has antenna restrictions so I was hoping to operate "under the radar." But assuming I am able to get our home's breakers upgraded, and am able to operate at higher power levels (up to 100W), i do fear my neighbors will have problems, too. Their homes were built around the same timeframe.

How frustrating!

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