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Re: [TowerTalk] Rain static

To: "K8RI on Tower talk" <>,"Joseph Sheinman" <>, <>,"Jim Lux" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rain static
From: "Tom Rauch" <>
Reply-to: Tom Rauch <>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 21:31:04 -0400
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<Funny you can't find evidence.  It's widely reported in the
<literature, for at least the last 100 years, and probably
longer than that.

So you say. What particular literature ties charged droplets
to hissing or musical staic noise in receivers and how did
they determine it?

If it is droplets, why do I (and many others) notice that
the SAME mositure hitting a high antenna makes the noise
while it doesn't make the "drop hitting the conductor" noise
on a low antenna? People with stacks of similar antennas
notice this all the time.

My Beverages for example NEVER have precipt static even
though bare wire. My antennas on top of towers do, while
lower antennas are very quiet even though the same moisture
hits them all.

Why doesn't pitch track rate of moisture? Why doesn't the
same moisture make the same noise level on similar antennas,
instead of lower antennas being significantly quieter?

73 Tom


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