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I have been having that problem with a neighbor. I have a problem now because she has a PROBLEM (with life). I have been running a micro station (slightly above legal power) for about 2 years with no prob. She moved in about 6-7 months ago. No prob for first 3-4 months until I told her that I had this little station. I was hoping she would become a listener, instead we become enemys. She came over to complain that my “electric guitar” was causing “wavy lines” on her TV. I explanied that that really couldn’t happen. I went over to investigate and found that she was having interference that was “intermittent” in nature….looked like interferrence caused by an electric moter or power lines…She still thought it was my guitar until I explained that the “lines” were on her set… NOW….. and I was not playing…. but standing beside her. Then I make the mistake….mentioning my station. DUMB DUMB DUMB DUMB. I tried to explain that it would be…continuious interference not… on & off..on & off… if it were from me.
I’ll try to shorten this up…it’s getting long…sorry!
She started calling the landlord (we live in a 4 plex) and complaining…he called me & I explained..he agreed..but she kept complaining..so I turned it off for a week to get some rest…she kept complaining “wavy lines”…no x-mitter on…so I shot her! (Just Kidding-I was daydreaming…my fingers are an extention of my subconsious sometimes. )…so I turned it back on..and don’t talk to her at all anymore…but now she steals my newspaper! REALLY ( I caught her this past sunday am).
Things got so bad that I called the FCC on myself-if they were coming out I at least wanted to turn down the power a tad (5 watts now). They said they would NOT come out and investigate because it sounded like I’m not doing anything wrong (I said I was Part 15-didn’t mention “The 5”). They even sent her a pamplet on radio interference and what each kine looks like and how to stop it.
I’ll quit here with my radio saga. I could go on & on. I entertains my friends with this saga by doing an impersonation on my “neighbor”. Lisp & all. If you want to here more about all this I will be glad to go on. If you want me to shut up I can do that too!
The end – for now.
BTW-i call myself oldguy because I feel that way sometimes. i’m 57. Had my first pirate station when I was 14…got busted…not by fcc but by the power company when they got tangled in my 8 block antenna (i charged a whole lot of wire at the hardware store to my mom and threw it over the power lines & telephone poles down to my friends house so he could here me. other than the loooong antenna we were completly legal! i then worked in radio for 35 years, became disabled, and now run a pirate station again. what goes around……………………..