More seriously, I think First Energy/Illuminating Company has no interest in solving the problem until the FCC gets on them for EMI. It could be a hoax, but media reports seem pretty legitimate. I drive through that area at least once a week and have seen no strange lights or other phenomena commonly associated with "extraterrestrial" beings.OK, I'll trust you on that. Besides a lake called eerie there is that tower called terminal.
The power lines in the Florida Keys were infamous for RFI when I worked at the comm station there long ago. Our receive antenna farm and control station were at the very back of the base near the ocean to get away from the noise.
That is amazing. I am suspicious, but there it is...sans details which I would love to learn.
Maybe, but "no malicious intent." Is there such a thing as malicious ignorance? No, but I believe a standard of intentional ignorance exists. Why didn't the guy with the SA detect it? Was it turned off for that period? A simple test would show that.Looks like a DIY was trying to build his own security device with RF signalling.
I left a comment in the newspaper story comments section pretty much stating just that. My content was promptly removed and I earned a Red Box of Content Disabled. What is it they say about ignorance and the law? Me and this newspaper simply do not get along.Maybe, but "no malicious intent." Is there such a thing as malicious ignorance? No, but I believe a standard of intentional ignorance exists. Why didn't the guy with the SA detect it? Was it turned off for that period? A simple test would show that.
I am a firm believer in justice before mercy. Justice is the process and whether laws were broken. After that, then maybe intent and ignorance might be mitigating. I have a feeling it was a person who knew, but figured, "so what." It wasn't just an on/off test. It has been weeks and all over the local news.
This morning I read a few more details (https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/05/the-mystery-in-north-olmsted-is-solved-key-fobs-garage-openers-work-again.html). Maybe I should not be so amazed or suspicious.You aren't alone, I noticed the lack of details. Yes, at the onset the FCC should have been all over this like white on rice.
Years ago, maybe 20 years ago, I did a small routine using a few .VBS scripts. It did need a small PC like a laptop running in the background. The program used VB 6 to call a script. The VB 6 portion looked at an RS232 comm port. The RS 232 allows for 3 digital inputs. So you can have 3 sensor inputs of a digital Hi or Low. The program would call a script and the script would send a text or email. The script looks like this:This morning I read a few more details (https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/05/the-mystery-in-north-olmsted-is-solved-key-fobs-garage-openers-work-again.html). Maybe I should not be so amazed or suspicious.
I admit that I just had not heard much about combining RF with PIR, for example, for motion detection. Combining MW and PIR, yes, but not RF and PIR. I see now that there are even commercial products that combine RF and PIR for motion detection (e.g., https://www.amazon.com/433MHZ-Wireless-Motion-Detector-Security/dp/B0136JZ18M).
Apparently, this fellow had built such a system and, perhaps, cranked up (illegally and irresponsibly, I assume) the power of the transmitter. Is that, pretty much, it?
CreateMailMessage "**********@vtext.com", _ "test message from VBScript", _ "test message from VBScript" Sub CreateMailMessage(strTo, strSubject, strBody) Set appOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application") Set msg = appOutlook.CreateItem(olMailItem) With msg .To = strTo .Subject = strSubject .Body = strBody .Send End With End Sub
Rarely commenting on its activities, the training center addressed their concerns in a three-paragraph statement.
“To address homeland defense needs and comply with government direction that agencies use the electromagnetic spectrum more efficiently, the Department of Defense (DoD) is deploying new land mobile radios to installation across the country,” the statement reads.
The radios “operate in the same frequency range . . . as many unlicensed, low-powered garage door openers, which have operated in this range for years,” the training center said.
Authorized to use that frequency range for “several decades,” the defense department’s deployment of land mobile radios “is relatively new,” according to the training center.
As a result, “some users of garage door openers have experienced varying levels of inoperability that has been attributed to interference caused by the new radios.”
Interesting read. <SARCASM) Don't worry as everything the US Government does is of course in our best interest and the best interest of national security. </SARCASM>
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