[RFI] Electric blankets

Joe wa6rkn at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 08:03:26 PST 2009

I am sorry....I know this is a serious subject, but the humor in 40 meters 
affecting an electric blanket's control is just too good to ignore.

Nothing said about turning the control on, but..what if.....Early, one very 
chilly morning, 40 meters is open to where-ever...you fire up the amplifier 
and swing the beam xxxward.  You don't think about it pointing over your 
nearest neighbor's house.  THERE..weak, but from "I gotta have it land" so 
you give it all you've got to make that contact, when suddenly, you hear 
from your neighbor's house..."HEY!!  Who in the heck turned up my electric 
blanket control???  It's melting my pj's!"  Or, "HEY!  Who in the heck 
turned off my electric blanket??  I'm freezing in here!"  (Needless to say, 
those would NOT be the exact words used, but I can't say them on the air, so 
why should I say them here??!!)

My apology to the group...in my mind, it was just too funny to pass 
up......Humor in the morning isn't bad, is it??

Now, back to the serious business of interference.....

Joe Wolfe
Reno, Nevada

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dale Frederick" <dale.kb5iy at gmail.com>
Subject: [RFI] Electric blankets

> So, has anyone taken on the issue of electric blankets?
> I have encountered one that shuts off when exposed to 40M RF, and another
> that goes into and error mode, when not on.

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