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    Radio wave interception phenomena

    by lorenzo.martinez ·


    I have recently purchased a new PC and after setting it up I started hearing faint voices in my headset, I mean very faint to the point where I can only barely make out what they are saying in complete silence. Thinking it was some ad on a website or bloatware running in background. I searched for the source of the voices by opening my volume mixer and attempting to find the activity. I couldn’t see anything. I then muted my PC. What do you know I COULD STILL HEAR THE VOICES. I tried to tell me roommate but when I passed off the headset they couldn’t hear anything. So I thought maybe I am going crazy but when I stood in the same spot I couldn’t hear it either. So I made them sit down and listen for the voices and low and behold they could hear it to. I was wondering if it worked with multiple headsets so I plugged in another headset I had and I couldn’t hear it. I have listened to it for awhile now and every once and awhile it get loud enough so I can make out some of the words they are saying and it is definitely a radio broadcast. My question to you all; Is this something that happens often and how is this happening? Can I boost it? Change the station?

    PC Specs:
    T730 with NVIDIA RTX 2070 Graphics
    System Common Attributes
    Processor: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900K with vPro™ (3.60GHz, up to 5.0GHz with Turbo Boost, 16MB Cache)
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
    Memory: 32GB DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 16GB)
    Hard Drive: 1TB SSD PCIe
    Optical Drive: DVD Recordable
    Warranty: One year
    Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 8GB
    Desktop Attributes
    Keyboard: USB English Keyboard
    Pointing Device: USB Optical Mouse
    WiFi Wireless LAN Adapters: 802.11 AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 4.1
    Power Supply: 500W
    Cooling System: 130W Liquid Cooling
    Facet Features MTMCTO

    HyperX Cloud Revolver Pro Gaming Headset

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      I’ve only heard things like this

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to Radio wave interception phenomena

      When the wires to the speakers of headset are not shielded and they act like an antenna so from what I have personally seen it’s most likely be to do with either the headset or extension wires that are used.

      However saying that since the broadcast can only be heard in specific areas it could be one of the freaky things to do with Radio Wave Propagation which can cause issues .

      But I would still be looking at bad shielding as the first option mainly because in all difficult problems like this it is the easier to deal with so go looking for unshielded wires or no earthing as the first option. If it’s one of the freaky Radio Wave Propagation Issues it’s not at all easy to solve if it is even possible.

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      Radio wave interception

      by marcoharn ·

      In reply to Radio wave interception phenomena

      Hi..with my understanding of waves study, I found that It depends on the nature of the transmission. Highly directional transmissions, such as those used to communicate with satellites are unlikely to be intercepted. Omnidirectional signals are very likely to be intercepted, and you’re right, you can DF them just like a radar signal. That’s useful information all by itself.
      The thing is, these sorts of systems are not only battlefield sensors but also intelligence gathering devices.

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