Monday, March 20, 2006
Digital TV and model railways don't mix
The problem is that if I test it, it screws up the signal for the digital telly in the lounge. The aerial wire from the roof passes within 3 feet of the test track. When I run the loco, the motor is giving off enough radio signals to disrupt the relatively weak digital reception.
This isn’t the first time I’ve had this problem. A few years ago I bought a digital walkman. I sometimes used it plugged into my stereo so I could list to Radio 7 without headphones. But if I ran a loco, bye, bye signal.
OK, as I’m outside the M25 by a long way the signal will be rubbish but you’d have thought it would be stronger than that produced by a little motor. There are many regulations regarding electrical interference for domestic equipment including RTR model railways but I wonder if this will prove to be a bigger problem. Does the washing machine stuff the signal ?
Posted by Phil Parker at 7:45 PM