Contact your MP
If you feel as passionately as we do about the radio spectrum and its pollution, please let your MP know that the pollution of it is unnacceptible by writing to them to raise your concerns.
You can use the WriteToThem website to find and contact your MP for free.
Here is a sample letter you may use to raise your concerns. Please feel free to edit it as you require.
I am writing to you to bring to your attention the serious issue of pollution. I am sure you are aware of the recent lies and cheating by major motor manufacturers and the effects their actions have had on the health of people in Britain. The pollution I wish to bring to your attention is invisible, but no less a problem to the health and well-being of the British public. It is pollution of the radio spectrum caused by an ever increasing amount of junk electronics placed on the market by big and small business alike. This junk should be caught and stopped by our Market Surveillance Authority, but instead it passes by and enters the marketplace with no checks of its compliance to the law. Unsuspecting members of the public, like myself, purchase these items in good faith only to find they render my FM, DAB and short-wave radios useless; slow or stop my DSL Internet connection; and I find irate neighbours banging on my door wanting to know why I am affecting their equipment!
Common polluters include: Plasma televisions whose manufacturers have cheated by only complying with Part A (Industrial use only!) of the required standard instead of the stricter Part B (domestic use); 12V (and some mains-powered) LED lighting whose manufacturers claim they do not need to comply with EN55015; Power Line Networking (also known as PLT) which failed to meet EN55022, so a corrupt EC, backed by big-business, have pushed new "standards" through CENELEC (bringing them into disrepute) which "legally" allows PLT to increase its level of pollution to the detriment of all other radio and DSL services; and Switched Mode Power Supplies, where the manufacturers certify one compliant model, then flood the market with cheaper versions missing their essential filter components.
I personally believe it is in the nation's best interest to scrap the in-effective M.S.A. (Ofcom) and create a new NGO with the sole purpose of policing the correct use of the radio spectrum and enforcement of compliance to the 'essential requirements' of the EMC Directive. Only then can we feel safe and secure in the knowledge that the products we are spending our hard-earned money on are actually fit for purpose and will not cause deleterious effects to other equipment in our homes, our neighbours homes, and our businesses. We require ministers to work to protect us from all forms of pollution. The radio spectrum is a precious natural resource and we cannot make any more of it. However, unlike air pollution, we can, really easily, clean it up!
I urge you to read the https://www.ukqrm.org.uk/ and http://ban-plt.org.uk/ websites to see for yourself the problems junk electronics cause.
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Page updated: 8th December 2020