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Originally posted by KnightFire
Originally posted by KillShotMi
Garage Door Openers Stop Working On Entire Missouri Block
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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP/KMOX) — It’s a puzzling phenomenon: On one street in St. Charles County, garage door openers have stopped working.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that no one knows what exactly is going on at Westhampton View Court. The garage door openers at all five homes on the court stopped working shortly after Christmas.
“It’s a weird, weird thing,” Joe Sullivan told the Post-Dispatch. “And the timing for it all to go haywire for everybody at the same time can’t be coincidence, right?”
LMAO...I was going to post this about 2 hours ago.
This is nuts. Why would all those garge door openers just stop working. EMP test maybe????
Originally posted by wonderboy2402
I have to agree with others. Probably someone has a new gadget on the block and it is pumping out a disrupting signal.
Wireless router would indeed be my first thought. Or maybe a baby monitor? LOL.
SAN ANTONIO -- News 4 WOAI has learned about a homemade fix for a frequency problem that's jamming hundreds of garage doors on the Northwest Side. Ralph Samaniego says all you need is about 15 feet of copper and some time. Samaniego attached the copper to a small wire that usually hangs below the garage door opener, then extends the wires out to the front of his home. This creates some old-fashioned rabbit ears that gives your remote a bigger range of frequency. "I just happened to have extra speaker wires," explained Samaniego. "I crudely spliced into it and took it to the outside of the garage door and it worked." Not only has it cleared up the problem, but Samaniego says it has also helped his neighbors open their garage doors from half a block away.
A secretive Air Force facility in Colorado Springs tested a radio frequency this past week that it would use to communicate with first responders in the event of a homeland security threat. But the frequency also controls an estimated 50 million garage door openers, and hundreds of residents in the area found that theirs had suddenly stopped working.
“frequency pollution” is a lie. garage door openers use Pulse Amplitude Modulation and are required to have a wide input bandwidth so homeland secruity can jam them. Jamming ability is also required of cell phones. You can prevent this from happening by designing and putting a very narrowband filter on your openers antenna (typically around 315MHz).
garage door openers use Pulse Amplitude Modulation and are required to have a wide input bandwidth so homeland secruity can jam them. Jamming ability is also required of cell phones.
You can prevent this from happening by designing and putting a very narrowband filter on your openers antenna (typically around 315MHz).
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Residents of Westhampton View Court in St. Charles County have solved their garage door mystery.
Shortly after Christmas, garage door openers stopped working at the five homes on the cul-de-sac, drawing significant media attention.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://(link tracking not allowed)/zHSeM4) reports that two neighbors figured out that a transformer for one of their landscape lights was emitting a signal that interfered with the frequency controlling the garage doors.