I had no problem getting our local power co. out here in Cent. IL. They
were willing to fix it, but I had to find it. WB9RJY and myself roamed all
over my old neighborhood with a little am radio. Everything seemed to
radiate noise. Fences, towers, guy wires etc. It wasn't till I walked up
to the pole in the front yard and shook the guy wire on it that we found it.
When I shook that wire it arced in time to the slight swaying of the pole.
Turns out the guy wire was very close to the Neutral running between poles.
When I had an east wind it pushed the line close enough to arc to the guy.
The local power co. put a big rubber insulator around it and solved my 60db
over line noise problem. Please understand, I do not recommend yanking on
guy wires to power poles or beating on them etc. , in fact I think they try
to discourage that for safety reasons.
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