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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

 

Flat-screen TV emits international distress signal

`An Oregon man discovered earlier this month that his year-old Toshiba Corporation flat-screen TV was emitting an international distress signal picked up by a satellite, leading a search and rescue operation to his apartment in Corvallis, Oregon, 70 miles south of Portland. [..]

Van Rossmann said he was told to keep his TV off to avoid paying a $10,000 fine for “willingly broadcasting a false distress signal.”‘




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