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Re: [RFI] LG machines

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Subject: Re: [RFI] LG machines
From: "Kenneth G. Gordon" <kgordon2006@frontier.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:23:01 -0800
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On 26 Jan 2018 at 17:00, Bill Patterson wrote:

> Beware of LG refrigerators and clothes washers... We bought them and they
> cause all kinds of RFI problems on HF.... Rule in the house now is no
> washing clothes while on HF and refrigerator is turned off at the breaker
> box.... Saw a Lowes truck in front of the house and I asked the driver if
> they were delivering LG washers in the neighborhood and he said almost once
> or twice a week...Bad news for me as the RFI can travel some distance to
> your antenna.... Where is the FCC on all of this?    Bill NC7MT

We had (notice the past-tense) an LG clothes washer. It output a terrible bit 
of RFI right 
smack in the center of the new 630 meter band. I always had my wife turn it off 
whenever I 
was on the air since it also caused RFI in the HF region.

Its computer-control eventually crapped out and I found the entire machine was 

We now have a SpeedQueen. No noise from that one, and it gets the clothes far 
than the LG ever did.


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