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Speaker problem: unwanted radio signal.

By D.C. ·
Not exactly feedback on the computer speakers, but rather a radio station. Living on nearly the 30th floor in downtown Chicago seems to have its issues.
I need to know how to insulate the wires so as to cut out this transmission. The signal is constant, even if I turn down the speaker volume to zero. Any ideas?

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by Ann777 In reply to Speaker problem: unwanted ...

Insulate or wrap with aluminum foil... be sure not to block any vents. Depending on the frequency and direction, this may or may not help. I've had success in some areas, but not in others.

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by Ann777 In reply to Speaker problem: unwanted ...

Insulate or wrap with aluminum foil... be sure not to block any vents. Depending on the frequency and direction, this may or may not help. I've had success in some areas, but not in others.

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by gmscne In reply to Speaker problem: unwanted ...

I have come across this problem before and reduced the radio signal by plugging the speaker transformer and the PC into a filtered Power Strip. Most power strips are filtered somewhat and this will reduce the induced signal received by your speakers.

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Speaker problem: unwanted ...

What you are probably experiencing is Side Lobe RF Pick Up. you might be able to reduce the signal level being recieved by movig your computer/speaker setup to a different location in the apartment/your home.

Side lobe is present in every rf generated signal, and is usually present at a mathematical composite of the original signal frequency. as such, it is generally lower in power, and very directional.

You may be able to avoid this just by moving your equipment.

Good luck...from a former military Missile/radar technician.

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by rhino217 In reply to Speaker problem: unwanted ...

i have had the exact same situation myself, the station that it would receive was a religious one, i thought at first that it was just the man above speaking to me, then i thought i was on some good drugs too, but none of that is true, i simply moved my equipment and it worked, i also tried using another set (newer) of speakers in the spot ant that worked too

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