Originally Posted by artwire
Huh? I'm not having the audio problem. I was answering a question about audio static that daviedog
wrote about - and I agree, there are a lot of things that could trigger the problem. The fact that it's intermittent makes me think it may be environmental...
The other day Comcast arrived and disconnected our feed with no notice whatsoever. (This reminds me of the quiet knock, a whispered "..." and then the battering ram and rushing in with guns drawn only to find that it was the wrong house.)
One of the workers said that squirrels had chewed on our cable and stripped it so much that Comcast was able to determine our outside feed was emitting RF feedback dangerous for commercial aircraft!!! Really?
So Comcast had to replace the feed--but they said it should be OK for us since we won't be charged for this service. Swell.
I asked to see the squirrel-chewed coax but the helper couldn't find it in the small pile of used coax in the back of their truck. Hmm?
Yes, we're located about four miles from PDX but the only time commercial aircraft fly anywhere near our house is during take-offs in very stormy weather. In most of those take-offs the aircraft have already turned away since level flight over our house would take them right into four antenna farms along the crest of the hills less than five miles distant.
This cable replacement took Comcast all of fifteen minutes as they just snipped the coax under the roof overhang and joined the new feed to the existing cable at the back of the house about thirty five feet from their junction block toward the front of the house.
Yes, I happened to be recording at the time and no, they couldn't wait the seven minutes until the recording had stopped. Thank you, Comcast.
Addendum: This morning I was reminded by a helicopter hovering over the area that they frequently fly over the I-5 freeway (about eight blocks away) and now and then over our own neighborhood when there is "police activity." Our neighborhood has frequent gangland shootings. (I've just been called as a witness in one of those shootings.)