Friday, February 25, 2011
Radio Frequency Interference
It's busy on our radio spectrum. All kind of devices produces RF. Since a week I do have a new wireless router for my home network. I need it because the XYL and kids are using all kind of wireless devices. WiFi, Blue tooth, cordless phones and laptops. When colleagues of the XYL are here, they want to work on their laptops. But a few times a day the Internet was down here. Every time I had to reset the modem and router. No idea what causes it. Now I know, it's me. When I transmit with low power up to 30 watts, I have RFI. The router stops working. I can take all kinds of actions, like decrease RF via power lines. But with 5 watt or less I do not have any problem. So I decided to work QRP only, the best thing to do. All problems are solved instantly. And as you all know, real QRP is more fun, so I am glad that my router prevents me to work more needless power. Thank you.