But they said it was unsinkable. The cause does not matter. It sank. You
say it is impossible for a radio signal to overpower the receiver for the
remote. How many times have you heard "can't happen" just before the crap
hit the fan?
There's a difference between overpowering the receiver - high power RF
radiating the electronics directly, inducing voltage in traces in the
device - and some interfering source being misinterpreted as a valid
sequence. You mentioned some kind of noise on the FM radio - the suspected
source being the bank nearby. The receiver is constantly hearing signals on
315 Mhz that is ignores. Other remotes for cars, garage door transmitters,
and just plain noise. The decoder needs at least three separate 64 bit
encrypted sequences to be exactly correct. That just isn't going to happen,
as I said in my original statement "There is NO WAY the receiver will
mistake anything else for an authentic transmission". It is possible for a
failure, or some kind of design defect in the receiver to randomly cause
these lockouts to occur. Hitting an iceberg with the vehicle could result in
the doors either opening, or sticking closed depending on a number of
It is an erroneous statement so it isn't possible to figure it out as I
can't read your mind.
There are false positives and false negatives, Type 1 and 2 failures
also called Type I and II and sometimes called alpha and beta failures,
but there are no positive and negative failures.
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