[RFI] Question about excess
n7ws at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 9 17:51:15 EST 2018
Coil 'em up or bundle 'em up and throw a tie wrap around 'em, or leave them dangle and stop worrying about it.
IMHO, there is far too much hand wringing about this stuff. The only CM chokes in my station are molded onto the cables supplied by the computer and monitor suppliers and the one outside at the feedpoint of my inverted-vee. It"s one of those "low-performance" W2DU types.
If I use a handheld HF radio to sniff up close to the clothes washer and dryer, the fridge, the dishwasher, the induction cooktop, the computer monitors and TV sets, the wall warts, etc, I hear garbage. I hear none of it using the HF antennas on the tower a 100' away. On 160 using the TX Inverted-L on receive I still hear more than I can work with 500W.
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 19:33:44 -0700
From: Greg Newberry <greg at obillow.com>
I've been following the forum for a
while and learning a great deal
about RF, RFI, etc. So I'm in the
process of cleaning up my ham shack.
Putting in a SPG (single point ground)
and in general, being pro-active
One thing I'm not sure of; what should
I do with the excess length of
power cords. i.e. A 6ft cord on my
computer, but it's only two feet to
the outlet. Extra length on wall warts,
audio cables etc. ?
Coil them up, bunch them up? I don't
really want to cut them all down to
length, as I do move things around.
Thanks in advance,
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