New Radio System At Army Post Jams Garage Door Remotes

AUGUSTA, Ga. (June 11, 2013)--A new radio system that’s being installed at Fort Gordon in Georgia is frustrating hundreds of homeowners in the Augusta, Ga., area who are finding themselves locked out of their garages because of jammed remote-control signals.

The problems began last week, when Fort Gordon upgraded its land-mobile radios to a 390 megahertz bandwidth, which is the same frequency used in automatic garage door remotes.

Since then, nearly 500 residents have called or visited the Overhead Door Co. of Augusta to complain about garage doors that fail to open and close on command.

Fort Gordon spokesman Buz Yarnell said in a statement Monday that the Army post intended to conduct widespread public notifications on the transition, but that testing began sooner than expected.


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