[RFI] rfi from Refrigerator

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Tue Jun 24 15:50:54 EDT 2008

At 12:42 PM 6/24/2008, Andy wrote:
> > >i am afraid that he
> > >will lough when i tell him that i found a problem with the refrigerator
> > >the radio (hi hi)
> >
> > The way to break that down is to tell him that
>And it may also help if you can suggest to him a few of the things that
>might cause it to have that symptom ... such as an arcing thermostat switch,
>or something of that nature.  Something that speaks to him in things he is
>familiar with, knowing about wires and motors and switches, not radio
>frequencies which most appliances don't use.

A few years back, I had S9 arcing noise on 80 and 40.  I traced it to the 
thermostat on a neighbor's electrically heated dog dish, which was sparking 
as the heat went on and off.  That sure sounds like a good bet here.

73, Pete N4ZR

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