[RFI] rfi problem

Patrick Dyer pjdyer at swbell.net
Thu Nov 1 13:55:40 EDT 2012

This Sep 1983 CATV egress (Ch 4, zero-beat local off) was due to an 
east-adjacent illegal tap (the days before Texas had enacted 
theft-of-service statutes) http://www.qsl.net/w/wa5iyx//images/833311.jpg
The responding tech simply changed the 4-port terminal at the backyard 
pedestal (service, underground, had only come to this area of town in 
1981) to a 3-port.  The perp/renters were evicted a month later - likely 
for other reasons.

Most other serious CATV egress incidents around here have been due to 
the classic "dog chewed cable" scenario (their work tickets actually 
list that as an option!).

73, Pat - WA5IYX

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