[RFI] RFI in the news
pjdyer at swbell.net
Sat Dec 7 21:23:20 EST 2013
What an illegal CATV tap c. 30' from my TV antenna looked like on Ch 4
(our local, KMOL, was off for this but you can imagine the zero-beat QRM
that it caused!) - from Sept 1983.
http://qsl.net/w/wa5iyx/images/833311.jpg I also could get fair images
of Cubs Baseball on their WGN egress.
The cable tech guy "fixed" it by changing out the 4-port feed in their
backyard to a 3-port. It was all likely just radiation from some
300-ohm twin lead that they had connected to the coax in the house. The
gal there had the nerve to tell the tech that I was causing THEM TVI
(and who else from my ingress into the CATV node through their illegal
This was before Texas had enacted any "theft of services" statutes to
cover such CATV taps so no prosecution was possible back then. The
renters were evicted a month later (probably for unrelated reasons).
73, Pat - WA5IYX
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