Its been a very long time since I ran an HF KW from a residence. At a new
QTH, I am contemplating doing so, using a yagi on a tower, say at 60 ft. I
am now at a fairly dense subdivision, shown here on a google map.
I am in the house near the center of the aerial photo; bounded by Lincoln
Ave to the West, Springview Drive to the East, South Whitney Blvd to the
North, and Glacier Drive to the South.
The house has a race track-shaped blue color, swimming pool in the back
yard. Roughly center of the photo. As you can see, an arbitrary radius
circle of say 500 ft, ecompasses a large number of houses, perhaps 60 or 70.
What has others experience been while running KW level HF stations, as to
typical or maximum distances from your station tower/antenna, to homes
experiencing objectionable RFI to various home electronics. If say, 500
feet, in my case I may irritate 60 or 70 households. If the RFI affected
radius is larger, I am in even more trouble with neighbors..
Raising the antenna from, (small multiband yagi) say, a modest 40 ft to,
say 70 feet... will that ameliorate the neighborhood RFI very much for an
Maybe I should think towards building a club/Public Service/Contest oriented
station at a location near, but out of subdivision interiors.....OR...Going
73, DX, de Pat AA6EG firstname.lastname@example.org;
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