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[RFI] Digital TV Box Generates 121.5MHz Signal

To: "Rfi@Contesting. Com" <rfi@contesting.com>,tvi-rfi-emi-request@mailman.qth.net
Subject: [RFI] Digital TV Box Generates 121.5MHz Signal
From: kd4e <kd4e@verizon.net>
Reply-to: kd4e@verizon.net
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 09:39:01 -0600
List-post: <mailto:rfi@contesting.com>
It is comical that they are so surprised that
these things generate RF!

73, kd4e

The RAF said a rogue signal from a digital television
box which sparked a rescue mission was a "complete freak".

RAF spokesman Michael Mulford said: "Our Kinloss rescue
centre picked up this beacon from one of five orbiting
satellites listening out for these things.

"It was a 121.5 transmission - that's the major emergency
frequency, a Mayday. We traced it to Portsmouth Harbour,
checked and found out there were no vessels in the area
or missing planes.

"We checked with Ofcom and they quickly established it
was coming from a household. It turned out to be a
faulty Freeview box. This is very very unusual, it's
a complete freak and the odds of a digibox sending
out a 121.5 signal must be astronomical."


Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e

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