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8 examples of interference you must be mindful of

Interference is common but also preventable. So next time, keep mindful of the interference that can occur and take precautions.

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Interference happens when something affects the way waves are transmitted and it deems the product unusable. Interference can be frustrating as it hinders the performance of a product or objects. It rarely occurs, but when it does it’s frustrating.

Here are 8 examples of interference you should be mindful of.

Radio Interference

This type of interference is based on the radio frequency (RF) signals on or nearby the frequency of the product receiving the transmission. So for example, an affected wireless receiver could be one hindrance. Transmission is signaled as a result of a defect from the source. RF can affect the operation of the product, many times result in audio and receptions problems.

Electrical Interference

Electrical interference is most of the time never intentional. With a few exceptions, electrical interference is caused by a failure or maintenance problem. This problem usually can be corrected. Electric interference also is generated by interference of electronic equipment.


Intermodulation, or intermod, is interference that happens with microphone wireless systems. It is created by the system itself, rather than fault or defect from an external source. This interference is caused by strong signals that are overloaded around a circuit in the wireless receiver that causes the circuit to create signals too strong resulting in interference.

Physical Objects

This may seem irrelevant but objects such as tree, buildings and physical structure are some of the most things that cause interference. The density of the materials that are used to build the object sometimes block signals to pass. Concrete and steel are notorious for this and transmits weak signals.


Weather conditions can also impact wireless signal. Lightning is a good example of something that can environmentally interfere with transmitting signals as needed. Strong winds and fog can also cause increased risks of interference. In order to prevent this, it is important to strap down anything that can break or tear during a massive storm.


Things that are plugged in such as computers, fans, lighting fixtures can cause interference by taking too much power from a wireless access point. The interference depends on the proximity of these devices to the wireless hub. So make sure to lay any devices far from the wireless point, that way you can prevent interference and still use the devices to their full potential.

Co-Channel Interference

This interference can be prevented easily. Co-channel interference occurs when more than one transmitter is being used or falls into the same receiving channel as the other. When purchasing a transmitter, for example from Digitrak, make sure you purchase two transmitters but plugged into two different channels to receive the signals you need.

Wireless Interference

With the growing use of wireless networks, such as Bluetooth and Wifi, wireless interference is increasing. The overuse of mobile, household and medical devices that use wifi cause overload of signals and commonly leads to interference.

Interference is common but also preventable. So next time, keep mindful of the interference that can occur and take precautions. By taking the proper precautions, you can stop interference from happening today.

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Chris has been blogging since the early days of the internet. He primarily focuses on topics related to tech, business, marketing, and pretty much anything else that revolves around tech. When he's not writing, you can find him noodling around on a guitar or cooking up a mean storm for friends and family.

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