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    i hear voices talking to each other sometimes on my computer. with clicking like on a mike. just said "have you heard any more about them.... (something)." 10-4 also. hmmmm. wonder who it is? the sound does't get louder if i change the volumn on my speaker. it is coming from one speaker though. very odd and irritating!!

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    and kind of spooky!

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    Our Sheriff's dispatcher comes through our TV on occaision. Maybe it is something like that.

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    Sounds like someone with a ham radio is broadcasting too strongly. Have you noticed any large antennas near you? It could be several blocks away.

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    My computer has done that a couple of times also.

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    Ok that would freak me out. :)

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    Never had that happen to me yet, I learned a long time to never say never. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    i hear voices talking to each other sometimes on my computer. with clicking like on a mike. just said "have you heard any more about them.... (something)." 10-4 also. hmmmm. wonder who it is? the sound does't get louder if i change the volumn on my speaker. it is coming from one speaker though. very odd and irritating!!
    I can guarantee it's a ham or cb operator. My husband work/run many cb radios and has been known to interfere with telephones, televisions, radios, speakers...

    Because if this he restricts his "Loud" radios to after 11 pm. Look in your area, there is an antenna somewhere. When you find it, knock on the door. In my experience these people are very nice and want to be good neighbors.

    Good Luck

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    I live in a rural area and I just don't worry about it when it happens.

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    there is a tall antenna across the street a bit but for t.v. and my next door neighbor talks outside on his cell phone. oh well, it seems nothing i can do about it. just wish i could turn them down, even though they really aren't loud.

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    Yip, ham or CB. One time my TV picked up the road crew that was working on the road about 2 blocks away. It IS eerie at first!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliostone
    Sounds like someone with a ham radio is broadcasting too strongly. Have you noticed any large antennas near you? It could be several blocks away.
    Ditto! We have had that happen to us sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingTurtle
    Ok that would freak me out. :)
    Yeah! what she said!

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    It could be a neighbor who has a cb in their vehicle/semi, and I forget what they call the "booster" but when it is engaged, they can come through your speakers.
    They can be a ways away and still come through, so it can be hard to tell who it is :D:D:D

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    The speakers on my old computer would pick up DH's CB when he was sitting in the driveway. After he realized I could hear his conversations, he'd pull up in the driveway, loudly say "Honey, I'm home!" and scare the BLEEP out of me! LOL! :lol:

    The speakers on my new laptop don't do it, though. Not sure why.

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    I get that too on mine.. I hear it early in the morning..sounds like a radio station on mine, but very faint

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingTurtle
    Ok that would freak me out. :)
    I'm with you on that one.

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    My DH is a ham operator and it could be that. Ham operators should have filters on their equipment to avoid this problem. Most new ones now have them built in. I don't know about CBers. However, we have a walkie-talkie set up and every now and then it blurts out but it is not coming from the radios. My DH has four antennas set up and never had a complaint. Aside from that, when I first moved in my home, after we had gone to bed, I could hear music (very softly) playing. I would get up, check everything, and finally figured it out. It was coming out of the faucet in the half-bath! Radio transmissions can do weird things. A relative that lived in Torrance CA back in the 60's could pick up the station KOMA here in OKC. Now that is a hugh bounce.

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    That would be weird....at one time when I picked up the phone, in addition to a dial tone..I could hear my neighbor's talking on their phone. Sometimes interesting...but then I realized that if I could hear them...they could hear me..didn't like that at all!

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    It's called a skip. My old house portable phone use to do it. You had to change the channels.

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    It's either a ham radio operator or a CB radio that's overriding your signal.

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    That's odd! I've never had that happen! Made me think of the onl party lines on the phone when I was a kid. If I dialed my own phone number I could hear other people talking. Can you imagine THAT happening [email protected]!! haha!

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    You have someone in your area that has a really tall
    transmitting station (tower).
    Years ago we could pick them up on our TV.
    Quite annoying.
    J J

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    I hear voices too... but not over my speakers... :shock: hehe

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    Sounds like soundwave interference with CB radio somewhere close by.

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