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VMPhil9,909 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
You all had microwaves Cool Laughing

That was the problem!
One of our allocations at 2GHz (channel 1) was on 2460MHz, and was very prone to microwave ovens interfering.
The bosses therefore decided that we were not to have them in our trucks, as warming a curry during transmission would take a link down!

I know of a certain broadcast facility where an engineer warming up some falafel in the microwave set off the fire alarm and forced a high-profile primetime show off air...

That wouldn't happen to be this incident? I think it was revealed afterwards that a microwave was the cause of the alarm going off…

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thegeek gave kudos
UKnews843 posts since 26 Apr 2011
There was the unfortunately sited kettle* that knocked out coverage of Ed Milliband’s speech at the Labour Party Conference one year. I’ve a feeling that was a (non broadcast) contractor at fault.

(*plugged in in the wrong place, not a spillage!)
dosxuk4,229 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
There was the unfortunately sited kettle* that knocked out coverage of Ed Milliband’s speech at the Labour Party Conference one year. I’ve a feeling that was a (non broadcast) contractor at fault.

(*plugged in in the wrong place, not a spillage!)


Didn't Big Brother's Little Brother fall off air once in the Dermot O'Leary days because of a misplugged kettle?
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Lewismpsmith gave kudos