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[TowerTalk] shack shielding

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Subject: [TowerTalk] shack shielding
From: (Chuck Dietz)
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 09:29:21 -0500
Frank T. Brady wrote:
> I forgot to mention why I was asking about shielding the shack during
> construction.  For years now, I've put up with the wierd rfi from the kids
> and neighbors tv sweep oscillators and video games.  Since my antenna is
> going to be well away and up from the local noise sources, I thought it
> might be effective to also eliminate the direct radiation from those sources
> into my receiving equipment.
> Is shielding of a room impractical or inefficient?  Can it keep out rfi?

I have always found that if I have good connections in the coax
connectors, that RFI from such sources comes through the antenna and can
be peaked by turning the beam.  

If you start unscrewing a coax connector you will hear your local shack
computer noise.

Chuck, KE5FI

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