Almost all of the digital stations are on UHF, so the problems won't be
quite as bad, especially on 6 meters. Just choke all the wires going in or
out of the TV set and AV receiver if there is one, and that should kill all
Don't worry though...when the neighbors find out that they can't get The
Food Channel, The Golf Channel or The Mud Wrestling Channel, they'll be back
to cable in no time!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Scheper" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] TVI 95% Shield
> Well guys....let's all get ready for the 2009 digital bedlam !!! I've had
> of my neighbors TODAY say that they have purchased the new digital boxes,
> and the pictures are GREAT! They don't need cable anymore, and want to
> up TV yagi's to pick up Dayton, Colombus, and Louisville!
> I only shared with them the possibilities of RFI. Of course, then it'll
> my fault. I told them they need to be prepared to purchase RFI filters.
> "How can your **** hobby cost us money?" I just stated that it's a
> possibilitiy, and that they need to get the best equipment they can to
> minimize the impact.
> Has anyone else had this stuff come up yet???
> Ken Scheper
> KS Consulting, Ltd.
> Tel. 513-490-1633
> Fax 513-598-6887
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles Harpole" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 10:02 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] TVI 95% Shield
>> In my "real world" TVI is the norm, not the exception. I have lived and
>> operated in the usa (at all power levels) at seven locations in six
>> and had some degree of TVI in all those places. In TX, my Mexican
>> neighbor called to say, "I hear you thru my phone, and IT IS HUNG UP."
>> Later, I handled some Mex. City earthquake traffic for her ("relatives
>> ok") and she liked me after that. I also bought her a better telephone
>> I also modulated the flourscent lights in the kitchen, spoke strongly
>> my son's stereo, and made the other neighbor's remote control airplane
>> radio lights blink. The best place I lived had all elect wires buried
>> all used cable tv (I did not need cable tv because I rcvd all sig for it
>> that I needed via a leaky pedistal in my back yard). RF is RF and it
>> loves to excite everything it can, including the atoms in ur eyeballs.
>> Charles Harpole
>>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> To: email@example.com
>>> Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 18:53:36 -0400
>>> Subject: Re: [TenTec] 95% Shield
>>> In the real world this doesn't often happen.
>>> I run legal limit out here, and none of my several neighbors have TVI.
>>> have, variously, VHF old fashioned TV antennas, or older C band
>>> antennas and boxes, and new DirecTV antennas and boxes. None of their
>>> phones are affected either.
>>> I have low pass filters on my rig, and extensive grounding, as well as
>>> filtering provided (small amount) by antenna tuners. No other special
>>> I'd think that you can operate in the great majority of cases problem
>>> When there are problems, the tutorials mentioned are great sources of
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Jim WA9YSD"
>>> Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 2:30 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [TenTec] 95% Shield
>>>> So what your saying is even ONE Milliwatt would create a problem with
>>> So much for shielding in the real world.
>>>> I want to build a glass house with no metal, and transmit 1 KW on the
>>> bands with no RFI. RRRRR never happen.
>>>> Keep The Faith, Jim K9TF/WA9YSD
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