I have located the one I was thinking about (thanks Alan). It is the MFJ-852
AC Line Noise Meter. Operates at 135 MHZ and has an AM receiver with a built
in collapseable(sp?) dipole for about $100.
I think I check it out and see if it helps. The AM radio in the car gets to
the general area but it's not helping in this case. The noise source is at
least 800 feet away. Thanks for the offer Randy, if this doesn't work maybe
I'll take you up on it.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
>email@example.com] On Behalf Of Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS)
>Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 4:11 PM
>To: towertalk reflector
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Noise
>I think MFJ advertises such a gizmo.
>On 11/05/04 05:05 pm Bill put fingers to keyboard and launched the
>following message into cyberspace:
>> I am trying to track down some pretty significant electrical noise. The
>> power company has been helpful but not knowledge. They climb the pole
>> appears to be generating the noise but no go. They replaced the hardware
>> for me but noise persists. They don't have any equipment that will allow
>> them to really track down the source.
>> It seems to me that I saw a small commercial receiver and antenna that is
>> being sold for just this purpose, but I can't remember it. Anybody seen
>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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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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