[CQ-Contest] RFI Faucet

Jeff Blaine KeepWalking188 at ac0c.com
Sun Nov 13 17:18:39 EST 2022

Sounds like a GREAT reason NOT to use those things. Touch-activated 
items have been banned from my QTH for decades now.


On 11/13/2022 4:52 PM, Joe 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 
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