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[TowerTalk] MFJ-852 Power Line Noise Meter?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] MFJ-852 Power Line Noise Meter?
From: (Steve Maki)
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 00:08:15 -0400 wrote:

>Just received the latest AES catalog and noticed that MFJ has a Power Line 
>Noise Meter (model MFJ-852).  This device has a 135 MHz AM superhet receiver 
>with a built-in dipole antenna, and analog meter for signal strength.
>Anyone used one of these?  Effective?

IME 135 mhz will get you fairly close, but to find the exact pole
and be certain of it you need to go up to 500 mhz. A tunable AM
radio that covers 70 mhz - 500 mhz, and a small broadband UHF/VHF
TV antenna (and possibly a preamp) is pretty tough to beat.

Of course walking up and down the street with THAT combo will
confirm to your neighbors that you are indeed insane.

Steve K8LX

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