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Radio8Z sets a good example about not assuming what the hum is before exploring further, which is what I’ve been doing with the C.Crane FM Toy Transmitter.
The Crane is used for my audio editing, but the audio channel has a chronic hum which I’ve always presumed to be a ground loop. But is that what it is?
Since I don’t think Radio8Z will be here inside the Internet Building anytime soon, I need to tackle this myself.
It’s time to do what he did, and track the hum from point A all the way to point Z, to find out once and for all if it really is a ground loop.
If it turns out to be a ground loop, there are corrective measures that can be taken.
If we find the ground-loop is trapped inside the Crane device, which could be the case, getting these apart takes Chinese mysticism and Houdini, since paranoid patent security tries every trick to keep the lowly consumer out of his own micro-transmitter. The case could get cracked and require gluing.
Those kind of concerns didn’t stop Radio8Z from finding his hum, so I need to get strong and do the job.
Starting next week.