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Author Topic: Home outlets buzz when transmitting  (Read 1439 times)
N5LRZ
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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2009, 08:56:00 AM »

Even if a ground fault outlet does not buzzzzzzz, does not all the RFI from electrical appliances still not enter the radio antenna causing RFI on receive?  And IF yes does this also not make the attic dipole a non option?
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AA4PB
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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2009, 10:06:19 AM »

It depends entirely on the situation. I once had an attic antenna (a full sized 40M dipole) inside an apartment complex attic (with the owner's permission) and it worked pretty well. I didn't have any significant RFI issues either way. So it all depends on the attic and how the electrical wiring is run. Moving it outside probably won't help unless you get it farther away - it's the distance that matters rather than the inside vs. outside issue (unless you have a metal roof).
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W0FM
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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2009, 10:33:53 AM »

Chalk this reply up as a "me too".  I had the same problem with a cheap GCFI that the builder installed.  I replaced all my GCFI's with Leviton devices.  A bit more money than some of the home improvement store brands, but worth it for me.  (And I like the little green LED on the Leviton outlets.  Easy to see it's on)

73,

Terry, WØFM
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