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Navy radio might be crippling Conn. garage doors

HARTFORD, Conn. — The US Navy says a military new radio system may be keeping some people in southeastern Connecticut from opening and closing their garage doors.

Chris Zendan, a spokesman for submarine base in Groton, tells the Day of New London that the Enterprise Land Mobile Radio system can interfere with garage-door openers.

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Overhead Door Co. of Norwich Inc. tells the newspaper it’s been receiving complaints from several towns near the base, and has found no problem with its equipment.

Zendan says because of homeland security issues, the military has needed to use more radio frequencies, including some also utilized by the door openers.

He says the communication system, put in place last summer, is being used at many U.S. military installations to connect with civilian first responders.

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