In recent stories I have heard audio samples and read stories of how these devices can create S9+20db of noise. Thus reducing the amateur bands unusable.
I wanted to see for myself the effect of using PLT devices in my property. So I visited PC World and purchased 2 devices from NetGear. The Powerline 500 promise 500Mbit/s and this would solve a huge problem I have in my home right now, but feared for what it would do to my beloved radio.
The results were interesting and nothing what I expected. You can see my full test in the video below – but for a spoiler alert keep reading....
The results were - It did nothing. It had zero effect on any of the bands I use at home. After the video I monitored the shortwave bands and tried other frequencies. Again, nothing. I tried it while the network was busy - I streamed 4K films and copied a 25Gb file. Guess what. Nothing.
The moral ? – Don’t believe the hype.