[AMRadio] Strange interference

Geoff/W5OMR w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Sat Jan 1 10:18:21 EST 2005

> >I had a problem with a treadmill. Even though it was
> >not running, if left on it put out junk on 6, 2, and
> >440. Only solution was to turn power switch off....
> Wow, they are  putting rf generating trash in EVERYTHING.  What under the 
> sun does a treadmill use electronics for?  Before we know it, we'll have the 
> same problem with flush toilets.  Touch lamps were just the tip of the 
> iceberg.
> At the rate we are going, we won't have to worry about BPL.  By the time it 
> is widely deployed, the bands will already be unuseable due to the combined 
> rfi from all the consumer junk China is exporting here.
> And I'll bet there is no FCC Part 15 label on the thing.

Probably one of those heart/pulse/blood pressure monitoring devices, with a 
motorized belt that slides across the platform, and enables you to run, while 
you're 'wired for sound' (being monitored for health & safety reasons).

The RFI started back longer ago than that, though.  Old(er) TVs, when they had
tuners that weren't on an IC, had a single, non-sheilded wire from the tuner to
the circitry.  No sheilding for RFI, whatsoever. 

John/WA5BXO could tell a lot of stories, being that he must have worked on at
LEAST a Grizzilion TV's over the years, there at Delta Plaza, TV (Home Of The
Whopper).  ;-)

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