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[RFI] G5RV opens/closes garage door

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Subject: [RFI] G5RV opens/closes garage door
From: KL7J - Les" <kl7j@usa.net (KL7J - Les)
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 17:18:32 -0900
I have cured my own garage door opening/closing from a nearby sloper.
Here is what I used:

On the back terminal strip of the garage door opener, put an RF choke in
series with the doorbell wire at the back of the opener.  The wire is two
conductor wire from the opener to the inside the garage 'manual' button. One
wire is ground potential the other is requires the choke.  The choke that
worked for me is a JW Miller 10  mH RF choke (part number 6303).

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank <ftbrady@earthlink.net>
To: rfi@contesting.com <rfi@contesting.com>
To: <rfi@contesting.com>
Date: Monday, November 02, 1998 3:43 AM
Subject: [RFI] G5RV opens/closes garage door

>My brand new G5RV installation opens and closes neighbors remote
>controlled garage door.  Every dit/dah sends the door in the opposite
>direction.  It also assaults another neighbors hand-clap-controlled
>lamp.  The garage is about 35' from the ladder line stub.  The
>hand-clap-lamp is about 50' in the opposite direction.  Needless to say,
>my hamming debut in this neighborhood was a flop.
>This G5RV has the highest SWR I've seen (5 to 1 on 40 meters & 3.5 to 1
>on 20 meters), but I've heard that's just the way they 'work' in some
>installations.  This G5RV (from RadioWorks) has a current balun between
>the 30' 450 ohm ladder line stub and the 70' coax feedline to the rig.
>Is the G5RV part of the problem - with it's high SWR?  The ladder line
>is in the clear, drops straight down from the 102' flattop, and the
>balun is about 4 feet off the ground.
>Can anyone help me with these two problems or tell me how to access
>archives if the solution has been discussed already?
>Thanks much!
>Frank T. Brady
>W0ECS - in Appleton WI indefinitely

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