there are several possibilities.. I would first check any of the following
in your home.. do you have any touch on /off lamp, light dimmers, florescent
lights ? all of the devices can cause the noise you describe.. if none of
those are the culprit . try running the rig off a 12 battery.. see if the
noise disappears or is reduce.. if it is it is not most likely in the
radio.. but external and coming in via the power line.
if that is the case take a portable am radio and walk around your house
checking each appliance light etc.. I once found an outside on at dust off
at dawn light that caused 20-30 dB over noise even when it was off..
replacing the electric eye cured the problem.
if you find the noise on the am radio but can not locate it within or near
by the house use your car am radio tuned off any station drive up and down
your street and see if you notice any place where the noise increases .. if
so not the telephone pole number and call your local power company to
complain about he interference..
I would suspect the radio it's self only if all these other things fail and
you need to call ten tec at that time.. giving them the particulars.. they
are very good at solving problems and very helpful.
73 and good luck ,
From: Karen Whall/Terry Burkholder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: TENTEC@contesting.com <TENTEC@contesting.com>
Date: Saturday, November 22, 1997 6:08 AM
Subject: [TenTec] OMNI V Problem
>I need help with a problem with my OMNI V. I have a static like noise,
>which is 40 db over on 160, S-9+ on 20, with the antenna disconnected.
>Turning on the noise blanker eliminates the noise. I have tried another 12
>VDC supply with no difference. The noise is there on all modes, all bands
>but loudest on 1.8 mhz.
>It is definately a noise generated within the radio itself because with all
>cables, except power, disconnected and the antenna connector grounded to
>chassis the noise is still there. I have two other radios on the same table
>and they do not have the same noise.
>Please reply direct to email@example.com
>Thanks for the help,
>Terry A. Burkholder NP3G FOC 1397 Karen E. Whall NP3F FOC 1671
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