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Amplified telephone picking up radio

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by dclist, Jun 30, 2007.

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  1. dclist

    dclist Guest

    I have an amplified telephone that is intermittently picking up a
    radio station. Is this a common problem with amplified telephones? Any
    suggestions to fix it?
  2. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    Not common, do you live near an AM radio station?
  3. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Any chance the problem goes away after dark? The reason I ask is that many
    AM broadcast stations must cut their transmit power after dark (FCC regs.).

    A low-pass filter on the phone line might fix it. Once, the TELCOs would
    provide the filter but that's probably no longer true. A 0.05 uF capacitor
    across the phone line might work.
  4. dclist

    dclist Guest

    I think that the nearest one is about 10 miles.
  5. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    You sure it's a radio station and not a CB'er with a 5000 watt amp?
  6. PhattyMo

    PhattyMo Guest

    A DSL filter might work...
  7. Charles

    Charles Guest

    That's a good idea!
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