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HF RF Tripping Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI's) W4TL on 11/12/16
Thanks for the link to the blog. I'll send an email. Thanks again.

73, Rob KE5TM
HF RF Tripping Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI's) W4TL on 8/12/16
Thank you very much for the letter and information about your experience, George. Would you be willing to send me an email so that we could compare notes more specifically? My email user id is hillrb and my email service is at earthlink dot net.

Thanks again. Rob KE5TM
HF RF Tripping Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI's) W4TL on 8/12/16
Thanks for the response, W5YZ, I asked Eaton about sensitive frequencies and power levels, told them about the small lot sizes, and all they would say is transmit and see what happens. As many houses as there are close by, I hesitate to see how unpopular I can make myself, especially with my HOA rules.

Rob, KE5TM
HF RF Tripping Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI's) W4TL on 7/12/16
My wife and I recently moved into a subdivision with 1/7 acre lots. We have the bad Eaton breakers. Eaton has sent me replacement breakers. There are eight houses within 100 feet of where I would place an antenna. There are 21 houses within 200 feet of me. When I go to 300 feet, there are about fifty houses. At 400 feet, there are close to 100 houses.

I am concerned about reports that 20 watts or so can be a problem, with W5YZ having a problem within 400 feet, although he did not post band or power. I hesitate to transmit with the potential of tripping breakers all over the subdivision.

Do we have any reports which include band, power level, and antenna combinations that are popping breakers?

My initial band of interest is 20 meters, followed by 40 meters with dipoles less than 1/2 wavelength high.

Rob KE5TM

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