Navy Radio System Jams Garage Doors

A new Navy radio system meant to open communications is having an unexpected jamming effect on an unusual target -- Rhode Island garage doors. The Newport Daily News reports the radio system recently brought on line at Newport's naval base operates on the same frequencies as some remote garage door openers. The interference leaves the openers ineffective. Naval officials say the base started using the system May 5th. One garage-door manufacturer says 30 customers in the area have reported malfunctioning garage openers due to interference from the new radio system. Wall-mounted openers, which don't rely on radio waves, are unaffected.


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