[RFI] Sony TV Noise Generator

Bob Farkaly bob@farkaly.com
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 19:01:36 -0700

While waiting patiently for my upcoming battle with the City of Poway,
CA (Poway does not recognize PRB-1), I put up a sloping "J" antenna for
20 meters. It works better than I would have expected. Anyway, listening
on 20 meters shows a noise level at S9+10. Sounded like constant AC line
noise. First, checked outside (for about 5 minutes) without finding a
possible source. Checking the in-house circuits, I found the Sony
KV-35V68 television in the family room to be the culprit. 

The noise is there with the television power switch off or on. The act
of unplugging the appliance reduces the 20 meter band noise level from
S9+10 (which I cannot live with) to S2 (which I can live with).

I have tried a Radio Shack AC power line filter, but it had zero effect.

Searching the Web (with Google) gave me no help. 

Any advice on how to tame a Sony TV would be welcome. 

Bob Farkaly, K9RHY
Poway, CA 92064