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Base station location


Aug 7, 2016
Getting ready to set up a new base station. However I have one concern. I’m putting my radio shack in my garage. I’m going to mount the radio fairly close to my power panel utility box. However, the antenna is located far away and in the clear .

Just wondering if I have to have any concerns of stray R.F. bleeding over into the power panel from the radio unit itself? Or possibly from the coax line. The feedline run actually runs from the radio, and away from the power panel. Has anyone else had any experience with this? If it’s going to be a problem, I will locate the RadioShack elsewhere.


Jun 30, 2006
So Cal - Richardson, TX - Tewksbury, MA
The antenna is what picks up signals and interference. Since the antenna will be far from the electrical panel I would not expect any problems from the electrical panel but you could have switching power supplies in various devices in the house that can radiate interference for quite a distance.

Get every thing installed and receiving, then if you have interference you can turn equipment off or shut down circuit breakers to see if its coming from something withing your own house.