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Polk XRT12 and My Microwave Oven

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by LewB, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. LewB

    LewB Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed something and am in search of knowledge.
    I recently purchased the Polk XRT12 and love it ! The other day, I had it on and was nuking something in the oven. I realized that he signal on the XM was cutting in and out. The signal strength meter was bouncing from it's typical 3 bars down to 2, then 1. Once the microwave shut down, the XM returned to normal. The oven is a good 15 feet away from my radio/antenna. Do I have a 'leakage' problem with my mic (it's pretty old) ? Or is this one of those things ?
     
  2. Joey Skinner

    Joey Skinner Well-Known Member

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    If your microwave is leaking the least of your problems is the XM reception [​IMG]. Of all the ways to test your microwave the cheapest is probably to just get a new one. Or maybe try your receiver next to another microwave and see if it acts the same.
     
  3. Aaron Smithski

    Aaron Smithski Well-Known Member

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    Lew, I believe it's 'one of those things'. [​IMG]

    I have my Sirius set up with the Xact unit 4' feet away, and the antenna indoors at about 15' away from the microwave; I get the same interference as you. Our microwave is 3 years old. I have used it at another house and experienced the same interruption when the microwave is turned on.

    Hopefully the microwaves interrupting the Sirius signal are not also baking my brain... [​IMG]
     

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