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The USAF has successfully deployed a two-way radio garage door jamming system at its Eglin Air Force base in Florida, according to the state's news-journalonline.

The $5.5m Motorola system is apparently keeping garage doors firmly shut in the surrounding Niceville, Valparaiso and Crestview communities. Although technicians have said they will try and address the issue by running the system at "slightly different frequencies from those used by garage door openers to try to eliminate or reduce the interference when another test is conducted Friday through Monday", the Air Force is unrepentant and insists it is in compliance with its licence.

Federal Communication Commission spokeswoman Lauren Van Wazer confirmed that "if the Air Force is running the system within its licensed frequencies, users of garage door openers may have to change theirs".

Alternatively, we suggest that they could exit their vehicles, walk six feet and operate the garage doors manually. ®

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