|Orange light means no DSL signal|
Oh my, now we really had a problem. I'm not that clever with solutions curing RFI. This really needs a expert to solve the problem. So I checked some radioamateur forums and saw a post from another HAM that had the same problem with the same modem. And not only he had the problem, but some other HAMs as well. I got some feedback and found someone that could help as his interference problem, which was exactly the same, was solved completely. Not only at his modem but also at the modem of his neighbours. He found someone that could change the VDSL settings of the provider VDSL line, in their words: change my profile. It seems to be possible to place some HAM band notches on the signal, in other words the DSL signal is suppressed or is not using the frequencies we use as radioamateur. That would cost me some internetspeed but it would solve the problem. I contacted this person and he placed the notches. The interference disappeared magically and is completely over now. I can use 100W on all bands without disturbing TV, telephone or internet and the VDSL line is not disconnecting.
Problem solved you think? Oh yes, for now. But what if my provider changes the line profile again. And what about if I can't reach the guy that changes that profile for me? In the mean time I tried to find out why this remoterig RF-protection filter does not work the way they advertize? On the remoterig.com site I read the best way to ask something is via their forum. So I applied for a pasword but they need to approve. That was more then a week ago. I guess the guys in Sweden have a busy life.
Well I decided to register at the remoterig yahoo groups. The story is going to be too long for one post. So, more about it later...
Something to read about this.
It was all known 13 years ago already: DSL's dirty little secret revisited
PE4KH had a similair problem: Vectored VDSL and the influence of amateur radio transmissions
DH8BQA had a similair problem and basically did the same as me: Fixing issues: Remote Ops VDSL internet connection
I have the feeling I really got into something bad. I wonder when you are a new interested radioamateur and want to start on HF. You just got your license and then you bump into something complicated like this? I think I would give up and try another hobby....