I've noticed that here too. Often my antennas on a 150' tower will be
unusable, but antennas on a nearby 50' are relatively quiet. All are
monoband aluminium yagis.
There are times during storms that my upper antennas have heavy static and
the lower ones are much quieter. Perhaps your antenna is low and less prone
to static than your buddies?
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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