Sorry ROB.Iam running a 2000 hooked to a UNIDEN WASHINGTON.You didn't say what kind of antenna - or any other gear you are using - either.
It would help out a lot to know all of the equipment you are using.
*Put the antenna as high as is safely possible. 50 ft to the feed point would help. Some antennas are notorious for giving off 'TVI'. Shakespeare 'Big Stick', Antron A99, and even the Imax 2000 can throw off TVI. Especially if they don't have any ground plane on the antenna.
*Put a low pass filter on between the radio and antenna. These are relatively cheap and are not a cure-all. But they can help.
*Don't run a radio with a clipped out AM Limiter. If you are an AMer/radio operator; then make sure the AM limiter hasn't been disabled in the radio. The modulation will be waaay over 100% and you are probably splattering across several channels too. The second you exceed 100% modulation and above; the radio will begin to transmit nasty harmonics which will bleed over - even into your toaster.
*Don't run more than 100% modulation. Keep it a 95% and be sure it doesn't go over that. An in-line meter will help keep an eye on it.
*Don't run a linear amp. If you run any linear amp and live in a residential neighborhood, then you are asking for trouble. The FCC doesn't come out until someone complains. If you give your neighbors a reason to complain by creating interference by the use of a linear amp; the FCC may well come out and possibly cite/fine you.
*Ground everything. Make sure the antenna mast, your radio, and possible power supply are all hooked up to the same house ground.
Sorry ROB.Iam running a 2000 hooked to a UNIDEN WASHINGTON.
A low pass filter on your end is worthless because it's your fundamental signal that is getting picked up by wiring like an antenna, and then it gets rectified by the first P/N junction it comes across. After that it gets amplified as an audio signal and ends up across some speaker terminals as annoying interference.
The problem is not on your end, rather the fault lies with the equipment erroneously receiving your signal. Your only hope is to eliminate it before it can get rectified and amplified. Once it does, you're powerless to do anything about it. Obviously, the more power you run, the more interference you generate.
Go buy yourself a bag of .1uf disk caps and put them everywhere. Across the phone lines - even across the actual microphone and speaker elements if you can open the handsets. On the church P.A. system, put caps across each speaker lead, and from each lead to chassis. Do the same with the microphones.
For the TV (obviously an old analog set), you need a high pass filter on the antenna, and possibly caps on the speaker. If the radio has separate speakers, 3 more caps on each left and right channel. If it's a small portable radio, you're basically screwed and are better off buying a replacement for them. Of course, you'll have to test them out first.
Other than that, you're only choice is to reduce power.
Do you actually have anything constructive to add?
Actually no. Other then a reality check for you Cro. You are actually suggesting this individual to go out and purchase a crap load .01 mircofrad caps and knock on peoples doors so they can install them.
Seriously he gave his radio and his antenna that he is running. Its been said that his antenna is prone to the issues he is describing.
However you sir did not provide any relavant information that was not practal to his situation.
Id like to see an individual knock on my door and say I need to install a shit load of capacitors to your electronic equipment so I can talk on my radio!
So, yes, his choice may very well come down to knocking on doors and saying "I need to install a shit load of capacitors to your electronic equipment so I can talk on my radio." I've done it many times.
Some good points made by all, even sitting in the closet with a tin foil hat on, as long as you can't reach your CB anymore, lol.
What you can do at your end is remove the Imax and get a ground plane antenna, add a coax or ferrite choke to prevent any CMC's, which could be causing a problem, add a low pass filter and get the antenna up higher if you can, higher up is further away from the equipment suffering RFI, which can help.
Unfortunately, even after doing everything you can to your station to prevent RFI, ultimately it is down to the equipment receiving the RFI, being cheaply made, poorly designed and with a poor immunity to RF that it is not supposed to receive and it is the equipment being effected that needs the help and not your station. Try telling your neighbours that it is their cheap ass TV or w/e that is the problem, and you will be met with numerous different responses, lol, Diplomacy is the order of the day.......
So you are suggesting (just trying to make sure here) that this individual with the question at hand. Go up knock on folks door make modifications to electrical equipment they paid for, just so the individual with the question can play radio?
And you have done this?
So theoretically you are saying if I want to play radio, if I cause interferrence its not my problem but yours.
Thats kinda pathetic.
I do not need a book to see that is a morale problem and nothing scientific about it.
And the fact that you have done this. Makes me wonder about your psyche and even if one should trust anything you say.