I have previously tried to help my neighbors solve their problems. NO MORE.
They can resolve their problems by themselves. I spent a lot of time
helping them. They didn't appreciate it one bit. All the while they just
knew the problems were on my end so the two neighbors that had RFI got the
neighborhood together and involved the city. To make a long story short, I
prevailed and they can live with their RFI. End of story. It seems the
more you do to try to help them, the more they figure you're helping because
it's your problem. They're going to get mad at you sooner or later, so why
waste your time? GL.
----- Original Message -----
From: Pete Smith <email@example.com>
To: <BJ3684@aol.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 04 21
Subject: Re: [RFI] Need Help With RFI Problem with Neighbor
> At 08:28 PM 11/22/99 EST, BJ3684@aol.com wrote:
> >Jon, this may not address your problem exactly the way you wish, but this
> >what Ive done here many times when the going gets rough.
> >Neighbor comes to door
> >complains of tvi (ssb or cw)
> >I arrange to come over and observe the interference
> >before i leave the house
> >I turn on a loop tape on ssb, <my call> testing 1,2,3
> >i go to neighbors house
> >we talk awhile
> >i suggest we switch on the TV
> >WOW look at this
> >its terrible
> >i look at neighbor, and say--- this cant be me
> >im here with you, and we're still getting interference
> >in the 5-10 cases ive handles in this manner,
> >only one time did this not work.
> >The neighbors were embarassed that they "bothered me"
> >and they never rang my door again.
> >It was suggested that there were other hams or cbers in the neighborhood
> >or police calls or whatever, which cause this type of interference.
> >What do you think.???
> Quite aside from the ethics, sooner or later you'll get caught, your
> neighbors will all share experiences with one another, and you'll have far
> more grief than you would have if you had dealt honestly with the
> in the first place.
> 73, Pete Smith N4ZR
> Sometimes a tower is just a tower
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