ignition interference

ignition interference

[ig′nish·ən ‚int·ə′fir·əns]
(communications)
Radio interference due to the spark discharges in an automotive or other ignition system.
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Unfortunately, they couldn't listen to them when the engine was on because of substantial ignition interference. Aftermarket radio companies got to work to solve the problem, and although automobile radios remained expensive for consumers to buy and install, they began to catch on as an accessory.