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Subspace interference or short interference occurred when one object dealing with subspace interfered with another. Q was known to be fond of causing such interference aboard the Enterprise-D. (TNG: "All Good Things...")

Hoshi Sato received a distress call from a Tarkalean freighter in 2153, mentioning the heavy interference within this message. (ENT: "Regeneration")

In 2267, when the USS Constellation tried to inform Starfleet Command about the destroyed star systems of L-370 to L-374, they realized they couldn't due to the heavy subspace interference that was in the system. (TOS: "The Doomsday Machine")

In 2368, when Commander William T. Riker was in a holographic deception created by Barash, he asked Data to tell him how long it would take for the USS Enterprise-D to arrive at Outpost 23. The Data of the deception was slow in responding, and blamed this on subspace interference that was limiting his abilities. (TNG: "Future Imperfect")

During a conversation with the Bajoran Sirco Ch'Ano, Nog scrambled the subspace transmission by using an engineering tool so visual communication was impossible. Sirco believed that subspace interference had affected the signal. (DS9: "Progress")

In 2371, Kira Nerys claimed "subspace interference" had garbled a message from Admiral Toddman, who had ordered the USS Defiant not to rescue Odo and Elim Garak in the Gamma Quadrant. (DS9: "The Die is Cast")

Subspace interference garbled a message from Kira to the Defiant in 2374, when Worf and the crew were searching for Benjamin Sisko. (DS9: "Waltz")

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