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[RFI] Plasma TV's are killing our hobby

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Subject: [RFI] Plasma TV's are killing our hobby
From: Tony <dxdx@optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 04:44:59 -0500
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I recently discovered that a neighbors Plasma TV has been the source of 
interference I've been experiencing on HF. Needless to say, it's 
difficult to hear much while beaming in his direction and if it wasn't 
for the fact that I'm far enough away to null the noise in other 
directions, I'd be off the air.

To add insult to injury, the same noise has turned up on another beam 
heading, but fortunately, it's much weaker and not nearly as intrusive. 
The fact that it was discovered a day after Christmas leads me to 
believe that someone received a new Plasma for the holiday.

I hate to say it folks, but I think it's only a matter of time before we 
become overwhelmed with devices like these, especially in areas like 
mine where neighbors are within 100 feet of each other.

We're fortunate that our utility company has a special investigator who 
does a terrific job solving RFI issues, so we will pursue this one. I 
feel for those who aren't so lucky.

Tony -K2MO
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