I originally poo-pooed the idea of needing a low-pass filter with an Omni,
but some of the guys on the reflector said it had improved their situation.
I don't know if you use cable-TV or not. I have cable and had success
making a short wire with a big alligator clip on one end and the ground pin
of a regular AC plug on the other. I plug in the plug into the AC outlet
closest to the TV set and clip the alligator clip to the coax connector
right where it enters the set. That has worked well for me in ALL cases. I
lived in an apartment complex and ran a kilowatt, but that method removed
all traces of TVI.
Good luck de Mike N4NT@wireco.net
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 1:54 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Omni D TVI problems
>I recently purchased an Omni D, and have been using it for about a week
>It is a wonderful rig, and I can see why so many hams love Ten Tec gear.
>However, I have noticed a slight bit of TVI noise in the television sets in
>my home- appearing as a single or mulitiple lines through the picture, and
>only occuring on channel 2-5. It is worst on channel 2, which doesn't come
>in that well anyway. I never had problems with TVI with my other rig, a
>hallicrafters FPM-300 with tube type final amp. I'm wondering if the broad
>band solid state amp in the Omni D is causing harmonics, and if any one has
>used a low pass filter with their Omni D successfully? I have never tried a
>low pass filter but would give one a try if I thought it would help. Also,
>if anyone has other suggestions, please let me know.
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