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Old 06-26-2011, 06:28 AM   #11
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Just when I was thinking about selling my old Henry 2K3 , because I don't use it.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:14 PM   #12
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Default interference to other RV's from HF rig

I am assuming that most RV's have zilch for shielding in their radio and TV cables from external signals, so has anyone had any issues using their radios (HF- SSB or CW) in a campground?

I would think that having a decent ground on the HF rig might help reduce interference, but that's a guess.

Any suggestions?

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I am assuming that most RV's have zilch for shielding in their radio and TV cables from external signals, so has anyone had any issues using their radios (HF- SSB or CW) in a campground?

I would think that having a decent ground on the HF rig might help reduce interference, but that's a guess.

Any suggestions?

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Interesting question, Dick, and I look forward to reading the replies. But did you mean the question with respect to US interfering with THEM, or the other way 'round?
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I am assuming that most RV's have zilch for shielding in their radio and TV cables from external signals, so has anyone had any issues using their radios (HF- SSB or CW) in a campground?

I would think that having a decent ground on the HF rig might help reduce interference, but that's a guess.

Any suggestions?

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I have never had a complaint about RFI in a campground, and I have actually asked neighbors if they had problems. Good grounding in the RV environment seems to help performance of the radio on receive, taking out electrical noise from converters and such. And of course it might help on TX too.

At least that has been my experience.
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The latest predictions said that we are entering a solar minimum, the likes of which has not been seen since the early 1600's.
The prediction said that we will not have any major events for the next 300 years.
I don't think that any of us will be around in 300 years, and neither will amateur radio....
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