Radio Interference

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I just got this from a friend...any ideas?

How do you keep radio tower interference from coming into your house? Any ideas? We have just moved next to a radio tower and we get it on our phone, tv and computer. I saw on the internet about a "notch filter" and ferret beads, but don't know what they are. We have upgraded our surge protectors and that does nothing.
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ohhh wow, that sux....

ummm short of re-insulating your house with a metal fiber based insulation (like tyvek foil seen on new home construction) and a foil type shingle base for the roof, thats really going to be a tough undertaking there...


Brainstorm:
here is another thought, a crazy one though. RF is "line of site", depnding on how far away the tower is, you may be able to put a metal sign-like stucture in your back yard or where ever that would block the line of site to your home. or at the very least it may block a good chunk of the signal...

anyone else know anything about RF sheilding your home?
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I am not sure on that one, maybe recommend to him that he move. Sorry I know that was useless haha. I wonder if there is something you can buy that makes like the exact opposite radio waves to like "cancel" it out? I know with some aviation head phones they have it so that it cancels out noise (by creating the opposite wave) so you don't hear the loud engines and stuff.
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Dynamite ?

- what type of Radio tower is it ?

it's know as RFI
Radio Frequency Interference.

Usually it's the responsibilties of the omitting party,
in this case the owners of the radio tower.

I used to operate some 27mHz and 10 Meter stuff,
we ran liniars to boost the signal output, where
we would then end up coming across some
people's TV's and radios whenever we key'd up
to modulate.

adding some filters cleaned it up a little but the
complaints kept coming.

My only suggestion would be to talk to some other
people in the neighborhood and see what they
have done about the problem.

or find the owner of that radio tower
and discuss it with them.

Found out if it belongs to a business or a single person.
either way, your complaint lays with them and they
should be held responsible for that type of interuption.


If all fails - http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaintfiling.html

ps - check this story out,
http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2002/01/28/1/?nc=1
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Very good info Steen. I didn't even think about doing that. That is probably the best action to take.
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thanks alot guys that helps alot. I'm going to forward the info to her. I don't know much about the tower other than it's an AM radio station. thanks alot for the advice :)

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