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#265588 29-Jan-2020 17:41
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(Not an issue that needs fixing, just satisfying my curiosity)
Hi all,
I am at my grandparents house today and was messing around with cables and jacks and discovered an old pstn jack that they do not use anymore plays some sort of horse racing commentary. I pick up the phone and I hear the disconnected tone but if I slightly pull the plug from the jack I can hear it. Any ideas of what’s causing this? They are rural and their line runs about 200m up their driveway. I assume they aren’t even on a Conklin since when I check the address on chorus’s website it says address not found.
Any help welcome

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  #2409804 29-Jan-2020 18:24
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Approx where is this?

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  #2409809 29-Jan-2020 18:33
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How far away is the local AM transmitters.

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  #2409826 29-Jan-2020 19:15
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Linux: Approx where is this?

Waimatua, Southland

The closest am transmitter would be about 40 km away

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  #2409882 29-Jan-2020 21:06
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I have had that before when I moved into my current house, it will just be a poor contact acting as a diode and with such a long run of cable it will be picking up a radio station.

 

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  #2409903 29-Jan-2020 21:27
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SATTV:

I have had that before when I moved into my current house, it will just be a poor contact acting as a diode and with such a long run of cable it will be picking up a radio station.


John


Thanks, I didn’t really think of that

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