Re: PIcking up the phone causes a retrain
08-09-2012 03:10:29 PM
dhascall wrote:oobleck - that was one of the two things that they did for me in the Spring of 2010. Really helped! I have POTS and UV TV and Internet. I never had retrains when a phone was picked up but the POTS line was very noisy and there were frequent RG retrains or just lots of flashing red on the RG.
The other thing that they did was replaced about a block of main run coax, about two blocks away but yours is all fiber, right? The mainline phone line was very old (40+ years) and water was getting into it, that was why I was seeing retrains / flashing reds after 2 AM or so, when dew would form.
My area is fiber to the VRAD, and decrepit copper the rest of the way -- hence the problems. A few years ago there was an AT&T crew working nearby for several weeks in the dead of winter, so I stopped and asked them what they were doing. They were in the process of replacing an underground 1200-pair cable that dated to the 1920s, with paper insulation that had gotten wet. I had been wondering why my POTS was so noisy. I don't think the above-ground lines are that old, but they're probably not in good shape.