[CQ-Contest] RFI Faucet

Michael Ritz w7vo at comcast.net
Sun Nov 13 12:28:56 EST 2022

I'm worried more about civil lawsuits if I'm operating a contest and my neighbor who has one of these Delta faucets is on vacation for a week. Whose fault is it when their house floods? 


> On 11/13/2022 7:52 AM Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> Another thought on these is water waste/cost?
> Or for those of us out in the nice RF quiet Boonies,
> Imaging you go somewhere say a vacation. And while you are gone for some 
> reason it turns on.
> Many many people have just holding tanks for their waste from the house 
> imaging when you get home and your tank is full to overflowing and who 
> knows how much of the house is flooded?
> Joe WB9SBD / W9ET
> On 11/13/2022 2:33 AM, chuck.gooden wrote:
> > 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 mailinglistCQ-Contest at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest
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