Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-30 Thread Brian Jones
Seriously now... I once had a sound card with (what I think was) a bad 
capacitor... it would randomly discharge making a horrible noise like you 
mentioned... much louder than the music/program that was playing.  It would 
happen once or twice a day, with no real pattern.  Upgrading the sound card 
solved the problem.  I also had a Ford with a tape deck that would make a 
much louder, horrible b-b-bzzz-bzz-bz-bz sound about once a week, 
which I was unable to make Ford replace under warranty... they just 
'repaired' it and put it back in.

 - Brian

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From: Michael S. Altus [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers



When I have my speakers on, I periodically get a sound,
dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum. Does anyone know what that is? At 
first, I thought it is a

time signal at the start of an hour, but I hear it at other times.



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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread Tony B
Are you sure it's not duh-dum-duh-duh-dum-dum-dum-duh-dum?

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Michael S. Altus [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 When I have my speakers on, I periodically get a sound,
 dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum. Does anyone know what that is? At 
 first, I thought it is a
 time signal at the start of an hour, but I hear it at other times.



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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread Michael Lewis
Michael S. Altus sez:

dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum

That looks like Morse code. Is it an electronic tone? Are there pauses
in it (to determine the exact letters)? Do you live close to a aircraft
navigation beacon (usually or some other radio signal tower?

My speakers pick up feedback from my cell phone. It goes off
occasionally, probably as the phone is checking nearby connections, and
goes off wildly when ringing.

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Michael Lewis
Off Balance Productions
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www.offbalance.com


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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread Richard P.
When I have my speakers on, I periodically get a sound, 
dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum. Does anyone know what that is? At first, I thought it is a 
time signal at the start of an hour, but I hear it at other times.


Thanks,

Michael
  
Do you have a cellphone nearby? When my cellphone talks to the 
mothership periodically, I can hear it in any nearby speaker.


Richard P.


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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread Tom Piwowar
When I have my speakers on, I periodically get a sound, 
dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum. Does anyone know what that is? At 
first, I thought it is a time signal at the start of an hour, but I hear 
it at other times.

Probably QRM from a passing vehicle. Check your grounds.


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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread rlsimon
Wachit ...sound card is saying something...

Maybe it's dum-dum-dum-da-da-da-dum-dum-dum or is it dum-dum-da-dum,
dum-da-dum, da-dum, da-dum ??

Check basement for captives trying their hand at morse code...

http://4arainyday.com/RainyDayArticles/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/arti
cleID/29/Morse-Code.aspx

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From: Tony B [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: Unusual sound on speakers


Are you sure it's not duh-dum-duh-duh-dum-dum-dum-duh-dum?

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Michael S. Altus [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 When I have my speakers on, I periodically get a sound, 
 dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum. Does anyone know what that is? 
 At first, I thought it is a time signal at the start of an hour, but I 
 hear it at other times.



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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread Rev. Stewart Marshall

Out in the country I got it when passing electrified fences.

Stewart


At 01:12 PM 7/29/2008, you wrote:

When I have my speakers on, I periodically get a sound,
dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum. Does anyone know what that is? At
first, I thought it is a time signal at the start of an hour, but I hear
it at other times.

Probably QRM from a passing vehicle. Check your grounds.


Rev. Stewart A. Marshall
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Prince of Peace
Ozark, AL  SL 82


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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread Rich Schinnell

At 03:10 PM 7/29/2008, you wrote:

Date:Tue, 29 Jul 2008 13:37:46 -0500
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Out in the country I got it when passing electrified fences.

Stewart



Brings back old memories of us kids talking the new kid into
peeing on the electric fence.  

We did not tell him that timing was the important part of it
by listening to the hum of the fence charger, in between pulses..

Rich 



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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread Rev. Stewart Marshall
Thank God I was there when I was an adult  No one ever did that to 
me, but then again I do not think getting one over on the Pastor was 
like that.  :-)


Oh for the days of fresh milk, cheese curds and the smell of dairy air!!!

Stewart


Rich Schinnell wrote:

Brings back old memories of us kids talking the new kid into
peeing on the electric fence.  

We did not tell him that timing was the important part of it
by listening to the hum of the fence charger, in between pulses..

Rich

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Rev. Stewart A. Marshall 
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Prince of Peace
Ozark, AL  SL 82


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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread db
Some speaker cabling is shielded so less vulnerable to picking up 
such... some is not.


db

Richard P. wrote:
When I have my speakers on, I periodically get a sound, 
dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum. Does anyone know what that is? 
At first, I thought it is a time signal at the start of an hour, but 
I hear it at other times.


Thanks,

Michael
  
Do you have a cellphone nearby? When my cellphone talks to the 
mothership periodically, I can hear it in any nearby speaker.


Richard P.


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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread Jeff Wright
 When I have my speakers on, I periodically get a sound,
 dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum. Does anyone know what that is?
 At first, I thought it is a
 time signal at the start of an hour, but I hear it at other times.

Nearby Nextel phone.  I've gotten it with a Treo too.


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Re: [CGUYS] Unusual sound on speakers

2008-07-29 Thread John Duncan Yoyo
On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 10:11 PM, Jeff Wright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  When I have my speakers on, I periodically get a sound,
  dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-duh-dum. Does anyone know what that is?
  At first, I thought it is a
  time signal at the start of an hour, but I hear it at other times.

 Nearby Nextel phone.  I've gotten it with a Treo too.


iPhones do this too.  I hear it on podcasts every once and awhile.  It is
your phone calling the mother ship.

-- 
John Duncan Yoyo
---o)


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