One thing to check.
How rf-tight is the transmitter case?
Run a piece of transmission line from your TV set to the transmitter.
Move the loose end of the transmission line around the transmitter to
see where rf energy leaks out. Once rf is on the outside of your coax
feedline, no low pass filter can do much for you.
Good luck and 73
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
Behalf Of Aldo Angeletti
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 8:46 AM
Subject: [RFI] TVI: suggestins needed! Help me
we are three amateurs radio with different transceivers,
different antennas and ground systems but all with the
same problem : moderate to strong interference to the video of the
TV channel B ( 61/68 MHz ) when we transmit on 21 MHz
band ( 100 W ) ;in my case, the TV antenna is directly
connected to the TV Set ( no preamplifier on the feeding
line being the imput signal 1mV ).
Connecting a Spectrum Analyser to the receiving TV antenna
I see the third harmonic that interferes with TV signal (it is
~ 33 dB less ); connecting a Drake low pass filter the armonic
on HF cable decreases of 45dB but on TV cable:it has ,more
or less , the same amplitude .
I tried a TG-4 Line Isolators but nothing has changed, so I
have no other ideas.
One of the test I tried it has been to use a dummy load instead
of antenna (Explorer 14 )and the TV channel was ok;the strange,
in this case,is the behavior of the low pass filter:it does not work;
all the armonics at the dummy load terminal keep the same
amplitude with or without it.Using a signal generator instead of the
TX (Mark V) it works correctly cleaning all the armonics
Can you help me ?
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