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Portable generator causing digital reception interference



bj1k
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Feb 12, 2014, 6:50 PM


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Portable generator causing digital reception interference

My portable generator is setup and grounded in my back garage and unfortunately it is in the same direction of my regular digital antenna and it is causing breakup of reception on most of my TV channels. My question is , what can I do to the generator to shield it from interfering with the digital signal ? I was thinking about a barrier lined with aluminum foil in front of and above the generator. Any thoughts or past experience would be appreciated.



jts1957
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Feb 12, 2014, 7:58 PM


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Re: [bj1k] Portable generator causing digital reception interference

Put your generator in a concrete vault 30 feet (or more) underground lined in lead. You can use one of those metal fresh air / exhaust fireplace flues.
You could also do the reverse. Live in the vault and have generator above ground.Wink


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bj1k
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Feb 12, 2014, 11:43 PM


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Re: [jts1957] Portable generator causing digital reception interference

Now we all had our laugh, how about someone with a mature serious answer !


flyatyou66
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May 27, 2014, 5:05 PM


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Re: [bj1k] Portable generator causing digital reception interference

http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/interf.htm
I found this artical, it might help it might not.

I'll keep looking. By the way is it possible to get make and model of portable generator?


(This post was edited by flyatyou66 on May 27, 2014, 6:13 PM)