[RFI] LG machines
Kenneth G. Gordon
kgordon2006 at frontier.com
Fri Jan 26 19:23:01 EST 2018
On 26 Jan 2018 at 17:00, Bill Patterson wrote:
> Beware of LG refrigerators and clothes washers... We bought them and they
> cause all kinds of RFI problems on HF.... Rule in the house now is no
> washing clothes while on HF and refrigerator is turned off at the breaker
> box.... Saw a Lowes truck in front of the house and I asked the driver if
> they were delivering LG washers in the neighborhood and he said almost once
> or twice a week...Bad news for me as the RFI can travel some distance to
> your antenna.... Where is the FCC on all of this? Bill NC7MT
We had (notice the past-tense) an LG clothes washer. It output a terrible bit of RFI right
smack in the center of the new 630 meter band. I always had my wife turn it off whenever I
was on the air since it also caused RFI in the HF region.
Its computer-control eventually crapped out and I found the entire machine was
We now have a SpeedQueen. No noise from that one, and it gets the clothes far cleaner
than the LG ever did.
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