[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [RFI] ATT Uverse

To: <rfi@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] ATT Uverse
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:25:30 +0000
List-post: <rfi@contesting.com">mailto:rfi@contesting.com>
What is the problem with uverse?  The way I read the docs it looks like
fiber optic to either the curb or house directly then a fancy set top box to
break out tv, internet, and phone.  Do they have problems with the fiber to
copper conversion outside or something inside the houses?

David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt@arrl.net
web: http://www.k1ttt.net
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Brown [mailto:jim@audiosystemsgroup.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 23:12
> To: rfi@contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [RFI] ATT Uverse
> Over the last year or so, I have seen MANY posts regarding ATT Uverse 
> being unable to reject HF RF. I recently saw a post on 
> another list from 
> a ham whose neighbor's interference complaint has been given up on by 
> ATT, and is being blamed by ATT on "ham radio."
> IF the coupling mechanism is RF coupled onto external wiring, 
> it MAY be 
> possible to kill the RFI with very aggressive  common mode chokes on 
> that wiring, and by using high quality twisted pair 
> (CAT5/6/7) for that 
> wiring. But if the problem is poor shielding and/or poor 
> internal layout 
> of the Uverse modem, the only solution is to replace the modem.  By 
> "aggressive," I mean choking impedance on the order of 10-20K ohms at 
> the frequencies of interest.
> Until or unless this situation changes, hams (and their neighbors) 
> should avoid ATT Uverse like a plague.  And I would urge 
> anyone with a 
> complaint to get the FCC involved, perhaps with the help of 
> ARRL.  ATT's 
> attitude makes this a POLITICAL problem, and political 
> problems require 
> political solutions (like the involvement of ARRL). And by 
> political, I 
> do NOT mean Dem/Repub. :)
> 73, Jim Brown K9YC
> _______________________________________________
> RFI mailing list
> RFI@contesting.com
> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/rfi

RFI mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>