[RFI] Samsung isn't completely RF quiet

Kelly Johnson n6kj.kelly at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 17:47:48 EDT 2013

Hams are a small minority.  Samsung wouldn't even notice.

I only buy my electronics from brick-and-mortar stores with good return
policies, so I can return them if they generate RFI.  I think do a thorough
test for RFI on all bands as soon as I get it home.  That's worked well for
me, but it does not good when my neighbor doesn't do the same.  I have a
noisy solar inverter next door right now that I have to deal with.  The RFI
situation is getting worse.

The only real solution to the problem of increasing RFI in the neighborhood
seems to be to build a remote station.  Time to buy a lottery ticket and
hope for the best I guess.

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Mel Crichton <kj9c at iquest.net> wrote:

> Just to reiterate my comments from 2 years ago... Samsung high-end
> energy-efficient super-(audio) quiet refrigerator creates extremely strong
> RFI every 5 KHz.....it's from the compressor, not the display...
> No help from Samsung USA... Claimed to have no idea of the problem... they
> said "Sorry we can't help"...
> Common and differential node chokes applied INSIDE the casing, but only
> reduced the hash between the RF spurs a little. To operate radio I must
> kill the power at the breaker....
> So I continue to badmouth Samsung until they notice a drop-off in
> sales.... won't buy another Samsung product until they come up with a fix
> for the refrigerator....
> We can't count on congress or FCC to act on this issue.... If we hams had
> a "blacklist" of RFI generators and refused to buy those product lines,
> maybe the manufacturers would notice a slight drop in sales and ask why...
> Maybe
> Mel KJ9C/7
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