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The Technician's EMI Handbook by Joseph Carr

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Chapter 9

Telephones and EMI

This chapter will deal with telephone and modem EMI. Interference to telephone receivers is almost always the fault of the receiver or its wiring. That means the users or owners of the telephone system are at fault and will have to bear the expense and effort to clear up the EMI problem. That said, it doesn’t do you a lot of good as the technician assigned to clean up the interference to put the job off on the user!

THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Basically, the FCC has no responsibility in the matter of EMI to telephones. Ever since deregulation, there has been no reason why the FCC is interested. The FCC regards this as a matter between the parties involved and does not get involved.

The FCC does, however, ...

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