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Re: [TenTec] THANK YOU

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] THANK YOU
From: "Jerry Haigwood" <jerry@w5jh.net>
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Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:54:25 -0600
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     Is your arm hurting from patting yourself on your back?
Jerry W5JH

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On Behalf Of Jim Brown
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 8:13 PM
To: tentec@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TenTec] THANK YOU

On 2/1/2012 3:07 PM, Stuart Rohre wrote:
> Be cautious about grounding a non grounded audio output, like a phone
> jack or spearker output.  It may be intentionally floated as a balanced
> output circuit.

Hang on a minute -- we're not talking about an OUTPUT, we're talking 
about an INPUT.  And, NOT bonding ANY cable shield to the chassis is the 
#1 cause of RFI in ALL equipment, including ham gear.

Note that I speak with some authority on this -- I'm Vice-Chair of the 
EMC Working Group of the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee 
that WROTE the Standard for solving the Pin One Problem, and have 
published considerable research showing that Pin One Problems are the 
primary cause of RFI in almost all gear. That Working Group also 
includes engineers from ABC-TV, the BBC, Dolby Labs, and Lucasfilm.  
Henry Ott, who literally wrote the book on EMC, is also a member of the 
WG. Neil Muncy, ex-W3WJI, who published the first work on the Pin One 
Problem in 1994, and I were both elected Fellows of the AES, partly on 
the basis of that work.

73, Jim Brown K9YC

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