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KG6HHB
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« on: July 24, 2002, 09:43:00 PM »

I have an Radio Shack HTX-202 and when I turn in my room I always get interference which I believe is from my computers.  Is that normal with all radios or is it just my radio.
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N2MG
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2002, 06:26:58 AM »

This is very normal.  PCs generate RF and the radio receives it.  The first thing to do is probably to isolate to a specific part of the computer setup - IOW, is it the CPU unit or the monitor or the cables between them...  Turn off the monitor, move the cables around, etc.  Then you might be able to intelligently determine what further steps to take though you may not like your options (new monitor, different PC, ferrite on the cables, etc.)  Sometimes rearranging things helps - at least a little.

One thing for sure is that you are better off to get the radio's antenna FAR away from the computer. Not sure how realistic that is in your case.

Good luck.

Mike N2MG
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