[SATLUG] OT: FM Blocker for HDTV OTA?

redpill toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Jul 14 23:44:13 CDT 2009

I am not a ham op, but I think that FM Jammers (which is essentially
what you are asking for) are very much illegal and/or heavily regulated.
That said I dont think that it would help your sister at all because
(and I could be wrong) jammers do deny communications over a given
frequency by filling that frequency with a whole lot of noise at very
high power levels, thereby shouting out everyone else trying to use that
frequency.  As far a blocking fm frequencies the only way to that that I
know of, that is without jamming, is to place said antenna in an area
where it cannot get reception.  that said you cannot just block the FM
band to do so would require that you disable the transmitter.  Once the
waves are in the air its too late to block someone from receiving them
without jamming the signals freq.  Again I am not an expert but the ones
on the list haven't spoken up.  If I am wrong or misguided then I am
sure some will correct me.


On Mon, 2009-07-13 at 21:29 -0500, Cheryl Holmes wrote:
> Do any of you know where my sister can get an FM blocker or how she make one
> so she can use her HDTV's OTA?  She doesn't want to spend the money for
> cable or satellite, which is the only way to get TV on these HDTV's
> currently.
> One of my friends who is the chief engineer at a local TV station told me
> about these problems and how that would be the only resolution for her
> problems.  They have lost thousands of viewers because the DTV signals are
> being blocked by FM radio and other signals...he says the only way to get TV
> on them is to use a blocker, although this station is actively tring to do
> something abt this with the FCC.
> She's upset because she has no TV now...thanks! cheryl
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