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Author Topic: Garage Door Opener Interference  (Read 227 times)

Offline NJQA

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Garage Door Opener Interference
« on: November 08, 2019, 1152 UTC »
Some residents of Warrenton, VA started to have problems with their garage door openers this month.  The nearby government site denied having any new radio transmitters at first, but activities by the local amateur radio club showed there was a new P25 repeater operating near the frequency used by most of the openers.  The government then issued a statement saying they would suspend operation of the repeater for 30 days in order to give nearby residents a chance to replace their openers (this repeater was in the 380-400 MHz band the DoD uses now for their LMR sysyems).

The residents were not happy but got a lesson in the difference between being a primary user of frequency spectrum and using equipment operating under Part 15 of the rules.

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« Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 1204 UTC by NJQA »

Offline Josh

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Re: Garage Door Opener Interference
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 0021 UTC »
Lol, lookinglass would open up garage doors all over Douglas and Sarpy counties in Nebraska and Pottawatomie county in Iowa when it'd be on departure/approach to Offut with 10kw of uhf blasting away.
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