How do I prevent radio interference from my new power meter?
March 23, 2011 8:23 AM Subscribe
Recently the power company installed a new power meter in my home with a radio transmitter, which sends out a signal that meter-readers can pick up outside the house without having to come in and look at it directly. Here's the problem: I use a Tivoli PAL radio as my computer speaker (it's got an AUX jack and it's a great little device). But since the installation, it "chirps" every 30 seconds or so, presumably when the signal from the meter is broadcast. What can I do to stop this or shield my speaker?
posted by saltykmurks to technology (11 answers total)
I tried taking it apart but despite some visible screws it doesn't seem built for user servicing. The antenna is affixed with a TINY Phillips-head screw that is impossible to remove.