[RFI] rfi problem

Dave Cole dave at nk7z.net
Thu Nov 1 17:02:02 EDT 2012

Several years ago I had a problem on 2 Meters with cable RFI...  I
looked at the cable junction in the back of our yard...  There was a
cable running out of it, across the ground, and into the back yard of
someone about 400 feet away...  Called the cable company, the problem
disappeared, and so thd the illegal splice...  It takes a log of
"hutzpah" to do something like that...  I can't imagine running a big
black arrow to my house like that...  Oh well...  RFI is gone...
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On Thu, 2012-11-01 at 08:29 -0700, Jim Brown wrote:
> On 11/1/2012 4:34 AM, Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:
> > There are specific FCC requirements for signal "egress", so if you can 
> > identify the frequency with a cable TV channel, and pin it on them, 
> > then they are indeed required to fix it. 
> One reliable frequency to look for egress is around 145.25, which is the 
> frequency of the picture carrier of one the analog channels.  If there's 
> egress, you'll hear a buzzy carrier here, and you can use a 2M talkie to 
> probe for the weak spots in their system.  The most common causes are 
> poorly made splices, many (most?) of which are made by customers 
> installing their own illegal connections to the system.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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