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October 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Garage & car doors haywire; aircraft carrier blamed

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln comes home to its port in Everett in 2003 after nearly 10 months serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Some Everett residents can tell when the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln is in port because their garage doors may open on their own and keyless-entry devices on cars stop working.

The Daily Herald reports the controls for the small devices are overpowered at times by some radio signals from the ship.

Owners may have to see dealers for devices with different frequencies because the military’s needs take precedence. Information from The Associated Press

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