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What causes phone lines and speakers to snap

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Mr.WorldWide, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Mr.WorldWide

    Mr.WorldWide Smugly Inferior

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    I have noticed that my phone line will snap on a regular basis, like a clock ticking, now I just noticed my speakers do the same. Tick, pause, Tick, pause, Tick.... Why?

    Any speculation would be cool. :)
     
  2. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Sounds like there's an electrical signal from some nearby device, machine, or source, that's causing an interference with your phone and speakers.
     
  3. Mr.WorldWide

    Mr.WorldWide Smugly Inferior

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    So phone lines and speakers are both effected by electrical signals? I mean I knew speakers were but not the phone lines. I'll have to do some testing. ;)
     
  4. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    Yeah, they can get interference from all sorts of EM sources. Interestingly, I was at a friends once and we had a speaker on (but not playing anything) and it picked up a cell phone call and we listened into it for a few minutes.

    Microwave ovens are also notorious for causing interference.

    If you are using a landline phone, I would see if you can switch the frequency it's operating on. If you can do this, it should help your problem.
     
  5. Souron

    Souron The Dark Lord

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    That shouldn't be possible. Cell phone signals are digital and highly compressed, because service providers have a very small range of frequencies to work with. A wireless land-line might do that though. Or a wakie-talkie.
     
  6. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    It was a guy calling his wife on his way home from work. We could have been picking up the wireless land line end of it, but we heard them both.
     
  7. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Actually, that noise is when the government turns on their recorders and starts listening....
     

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