In reply to GW0DSP:
Mike I think there is no point in these petitions - .gov.uk just ignore them.
The correct way (and only one likely to succeed) is included in the message below ( to the moderators I’m sure there will be no problem quoting this to reach a larger audience.)
"Hello Steve and others ,
I don’t often chip in , but here goes.
If you had been at the RSGB AGM in Newcastle, (like me) or watching the live streaming video, courtesy of BATC you would have been able to see the reply to questions about PLT , homeplug etc.
The EMC Board member made it clear that Ofcom is very much with us on this one and very grateful for the information and technical support of RSGB/Amateur Radio etc. What comes across is that they are not the ultimate authority and that in order to help us, Ofcom need good solid evidence to go with to their master, the successor to the DTI and then on to Government.
A show of hands in the room indicated that around a quarter of people had heard the interference , in one form or another, but that only one or possibly 2 had ever complained . No one had ever asked for a “case number” when reporting the interference.
I understood that there is a report form or details , either on the EMC web site – you will need to check that info.
The EMC member was most insistence that those reporting it, get a case number – similar to a police crime number. This is THE statistic that matters, as these are the only recorded/ accountable events . I believe he said that there have only been around 100 such official reports and that around 40-48 are/ have been worked on, by a very small number of Ofcom engineers (they got rid of most of them years ago and are now recruiting again I see) The topic is always on the agenda for the quarterly liaison meeting with Ofcom. RSGB /EMC needs to know your case number, in order to progress/update/press them to deal your complaint…
I believe that recorded, streaming video of the AGM will be available soon so it may be on there for you to see
For my part, I thought the stance was pretty clear, I just didn’t remember the precise detail - Satureday nights dinner was a good night, maybe that’s why!