posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 08:40 AM
a reply to: 11andrew34
Also, I believe your theory of RF interference is a bit flawed. The reason that signal coherence can be degraded by a secondary RF source has nothing
to do with propagation through the air, and somehow elbowing the one signal out of the same space. That's not how ElectroMagnetic waves work. The
signal degradation is due to the equipment receiving it attempting to read the information embedded within the waves. If the microwave oven is close
enough to the receiver it will attempt to process the random noise being thrown out by the magnetron, instead of the ordered signal in the carrier
wavelength it was designed to work with. And modern cellphones operate in a spectrum of 800MHz to 2.45GHz. Microwave ovens operate at 2.45GHz. But
where cellphones are limited to a 1-2.5w output range, microwave ovens operate at a 400-1100w output range. So, while the energy is generally
contained within the metal case of the machine, there is some leakage which can interfere with cellular and wifi signals.
A better analogy of the way the interference works is to imagine theater. There is someone on stage speaking, and you can hear them clearly fromantic
the back row. This is your normal signal. Now imagine that the middle 3 rows of people all start speaking random sentences in a loud conversational
voice. You can no longer hear the person on the stage, because your ears are being overwhelmed by the much larger and nonsensical source of noise in
the middle. That doesn't mean that the speaker's voice is any less powerful, nor does it mean that it isn't still transmitting to the back row with
the same clarity. But because of the much stronger random signal source between the two of you, you can't discern it anymore.