[CQ-Contest] RFI Faucet

chuck.gooden chuck.gooden at comcast.net
Sun Nov 13 03:33:55 EST 2022

Is this a Delta faucet?  I have one two and it also will come on during a thunderstorm.  I tried using ferrite on all of the leads, and wrapping as much as I could in tinfoil to no avail.  We are no longer using the touch "feature". I have also heard of problems with the motion or iR sensing faucets too.  Friend had a cat that jumped up onto the counter and turned on the water,  Chuck K9LC
-------- Original message --------From: Keith Dutson <kdutson at sbcglobal.net> Date: 11/13/22  12:07 AM  (GMT-06:00) To: CQ-Contest Reflector <cq-contest at contesting.com> Subject: [CQ-Contest] RFI Faucet I do a lot of baking, so decided to purchase and install a new touch operated faucet for the kitchen sink in the ham shack.  It works great, allowing washing hands without messing with the faucet handle.  However, I recently discovered the faucet turns on when I transmit power on 20 meters.  Also, my XYL decided she wanted one of these faucets for the main kitchen, and informed me that her faucet behaved erratically one evening when I was operating CW on 80 meters with 800 watts.Anyone know how to shield a touch faucet?  The model I have is Delta Faucet Leland Touch Kitchen Faucet.  It is powered by 6 AA batteries.  The battery pack is connected to the valve via a pair of wires about 3 feet in length.  There is also a single wire about two feet in length connecting the valve to the faucet.Thanks for any advice.73, Keith NM5G_______________________________________________CQ-Contest mailing listCQ-Contest at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest

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