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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Nova drill press
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2017, 08:06 PM »
Well it took me a little longer than I thought but I finally got the Nova drill press about a month ago and on sale so I guess the wait worked out. So far I have really enjoyed using the drill press but I noticed the other day my shop radio won't work correctly with the drill press plugged up they are on the same circuit. Not really a big deal I can move the radio to a different location and use another circuit just seems odd to me have any of you guys had similar issues whether it was a radio or some other device. I'm guessing it has something to do with the electronics within the drill press.

Yup, I have that happen sometimes. Don't have a Nova though.


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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Nova drill press
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2017, 05:32 AM »
Not happy to hear about RFI being generated by the Nova DP.

Unfortunately moving your radio to a different circuit may not solve the problem, depends on how the interference is getting into the radio. If it's through the power line yes it may help. If it's OTA (over the air) and you do not do anything to change the special relationship of the radio and DO then probably little if any change.

Maybe contact Nova and let them know what's happening. Their equipment should be generating interference, they may need to add some shielding around the head of the DP. You can do that too but first it would be best to find out where the interference is coming from.

A solution might be as easy as adding some ferrite beads to the power cord of your radio, provided it not battery powered.
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