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Re: [RFI] U-Verse problem update

To: "Peter Laws" <plaws@plaws.net>, <rfi@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] U-Verse problem update
From: "Jeff AC0C" <jeff@ac0c.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:37:53 -0600
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In my case, the fiber only comes to the junction on the street.  It's copper 
all the way from there.  Anything over about 25W in my 
case was enough to cause the connection to fail.  And we had about half the 
annual output of Fairrite's goodies put on every 
connection point, run and wire they could find.

Here's the funny part - it was decided by ATT that this was not really a 
classic signal overload case here - it was a side effect of 
the way the firmware implementation was done.

Apparently the uverse box in the house - when it starts up - scans the band and 
excludes communication where it does not have a good 
SNR with the mother ship.  That's why things like local BC stations don't 
affect the box - even though it's baseband signal runs 
right through the BC band.  Good so far...

However, the modem only does this at excluding action at initialization.  If it 
encounters an interference after startup (like my CW 
or RTTY transmission), the box cycles in a reboot operation in an attempt to 
clear the problem.  But rather than understanding that 
some signals are intermittent - and just excluding and trying the band at some 
time later - it continues to cycle in this restart 
loop until my signal goes away!

73, Jeff ACØC

-----Original Message----- 
From: Peter Laws
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:28 PM
To: rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] U-Verse problem update

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 15:18, Joe <wa6rkn@gmail.com> wrote:
> What bothers me about this is that U-verse in not conducted by copper
> cabling..it is all optical fibre...how is an RF signal getting in and being
> carried by fibre?

Not all U-Verse installs are FTTH - your friend is lucky.  Many are
FTTN with copper from there.

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!
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