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[RFI] Re: rfi-digest V1 #102

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Subject: [RFI] Re: rfi-digest V1 #102
From: James L. Keyes" <jkeyes@mtnhome.com (James L. Keyes)
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 1998 11:51:07 -0600
Can't comment on G5RV, but ran into same problem with hand-clap lamp.
FCC says that such devices are not their problem! I looked inside and
found that the thing is a high-gain AF amplifier with a tight audio
filter on the front end. Only sounds in the 1800-2200HZ range seemed to
get through. Lamp base is plastic and circuitry is unshielded! I put
ferrite beads on the AC input, mike and lamp leads, then dipped the
whole board in epoxy potting compound. After it set, I wrapped it in
aluminum foil. Wife now has a $60 light which she paid $8.95 for! I'd
like to get the CEO of that outfit to sit in my special chair!

rfi-digest wrote:
> rfi-digest          Monday, November 2 1998          Volume 01 : Number 102
> In this issue:
>     [RFI] G5RV opens/closes garage door
To: <rfi@contesting.com>
> Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 06:38:02 -0600
> From: Frank <ftbrady@earthlink.net>
> 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.

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