Eric - two things I can think of. Look at the "B" rating of the phones - max
is 5 B for all devices on the line. Second is if you have put any caps across
the line to suppress RFI (alarm system?), they also cause this problem - ring
is or looks like AC - especially if you have squirrels and dogs in an older
neighbourhood - lots of rainwater in the cable so ring is already marginal -
still don't have the "long distance" ring back. In either case, the usual
approach: take all of the other phones (and alarm system) off of the line and
test, then add back one by one...
73, George VE3YV / K8HI
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 01:04:44 -0400
From: Eric Rosenberg <email@example.com>
Subject: [RFI] Need Telephone Info re: ringers
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I need to replace two single-line hard-wired speaker phones, and am
finding a common problem... the ringers don't work! One is a "GE Corded
No matter where I place either phone. neither rings. The phones are
otherwise fine. The house has a the following items already installed,
all working fine.
a hard-wired answering machine/phone
a multi-function printer/fax
an alarm system
a 2-phone 2 gHz wireless phone setup (the 'master' plugged into the wall.
Not sure where to go from here.
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