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  • Michael Ravnitzky
    Another instance of 390 MHz interference that has been going on for several years; military trying to get garage door companies to move to 315 MHz instead.
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 11, 2013
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      Another instance of 390 MHz interference that has been going on for several
      years; military trying to get garage door companies to move to 315 MHz
      instead.

      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/11/new-radio-system-at-ga-army-base-frustr
      ates-homeowners-by-inadvertently-jamming/#ixzz2Vu7Tc15E

      New radio system at Ga. Army base frustrates homeowners by inadvertently
      jamming garage doors

      Published June 11, 2013
      Associated Press
      AUGUSTA, Ga. ­ Authorities say a new radio system being installed at a
      Georgia Army base is frustrating hundreds of homeowners in the Augusta area
      who have been locked out of their garages because of jammed remote-control
      signals.

      The Augusta Chronicle (http://bit.ly/13TQsag ) reports the confusion began
      last week, when Fort Gordon upgraded its land-mobile radios to a 390
      megahertz bandwidth, the same frequency used in automatic garage door
      remotes.

      Since then, nearly 500 residents have called or visited the Overhead Door
      Co. of Augusta to complain about garage doors that fail to open and close on
      command.

      Fort Gordon spokesman Buz Yarnell said in a statement Monday that the Army
      post intended to conduct widespread public notifications on the transition
      but testing began earlier than expected.


      Michael Ravnitzky
      mikerav@...
    • David
      ... The same situation was news a while ago re: key fobs in Waldorf MD. Not that there s *anything* in Waldorf that might cause a problem....right?
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 11, 2013
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        On 6/11/13 7:01 AM, Michael Ravnitzky wrote:

        > Another instance of 390 MHz interference that has been going on for several
        > years; military trying to get garage door companies to move to 315 MHz
        > instead.


        The same situation was news a while ago re: key fobs in Waldorf MD. Not
        that there's *anything* in Waldorf that might cause a problem....right?
      • Dexter McIntyre W4DEX
        390.250 was once one of the often use frequencies for Nightwatch air to ground circuits. Dex
        Message 3 of 4 , Jun 11, 2013
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          390.250 was once one of the often use frequencies for Nightwatch air to
          ground circuits.

          Dex

          David wrote:
          >
          >
          > On 6/11/13 7:01 AM, Michael Ravnitzky wrote:
          >
          > > Another instance of 390 MHz interference that has been going on for
          > several
          > > years; military trying to get garage door companies to move to 315 MHz
          > > instead.
          >
          > The same situation was news a while ago re: key fobs in Waldorf MD. Not
          > that there's *anything* in Waldorf that might cause a problem....right?
          >
        • widebandit
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          Message 4 of 4 , Jun 11, 2013
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            >
            > Another instance of 390 MHz interference that has been going on for several
            > years; military trying to get garage door companies to move to 315 MHz
            > instead.
            >
            <http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/11/new-radio-system-at-ga-army-base-frustrates-homeowners-by-inadvertently-jamming/#ixzz2Vu7Tc15E>
            >
            > New radio system at Ga. Army base frustrates homeowners by inadvertently
            > jamming garage doors
            >
            > Published June 11, 2013
            > Associated Press
            > AUGUSTA, Ga. ­ Authorities say a new radio system being installed at a
            > Georgia Army base is frustrating hundreds of homeowners in the Augusta area
            > who have been locked out of their garages because of jammed remote-control
            > signals.
            >
            > The Augusta Chronicle (http://bit.ly/13TQsag ) reports the confusion began
            > last week, when Fort Gordon upgraded its land-mobile radios to a 390
            > megahertz bandwidth, the same frequency used in automatic garage door
            > remotes.
            >
            > Since then, nearly 500 residents have called or visited the Overhead Door
            > Co. of Augusta to complain about garage doors that fail to open and close on
            > command.
            >
            > Fort Gordon spokesman Buz Yarnell said in a statement Monday that the Army
            > post intended to conduct widespread public notifications on the transition
            > but testing began earlier than expected.
            >
            >
            > Michael Ravnitzky
            > mikerav@...
            >
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