> Hi Larry
> I wouldn't get within 10 miles of those wires :-)
> I had a friend here, W7IVX, who had a big station on top of the hill. To
> the north about a mile were some high tension wires and they always gave
> fits whenever he beamed that way.
My experience has been the opposit. There is an HV transmission line about
a half mile to the NE at its closest. It runs from the SE to NW. My lowest
noise on 20, 15, 10 and 6 is when the beams are pointed driectly at that
line. My strongest noise (comes and goes) is the the SSE to SSW at times.
I thought it was an electric fence, but there isn't one in that direction.
I do occasionally hear the one at the pig farm to the SE, but not often.
After 20 years I never have found that intermittent noise. Every time I go
hunting it goes away.
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
www.rogerhalstead.com (Use return address from home page)
> You might check them out with some sort of AM radio and not hear any
> but when it rains, or if the insulators dry out, things can change in a
> hurry. 73
> 'Tom W7WHY
>> In my search for property on which to build a new home we have come
>> several lots that are in proximity to 138kV overhead distribution
>> One lot, in particular, is within 150 ft of such lines (there's a lot
>> between the one we are looking at and the lines). Obviously, I would not
>> construct a tower/antenna system in such a manner as to come in contact
>> these lines. What is the collective experience of the group. anything in
>> particular to consider or would you steer away from such property
>> I plan to operate everything from 160-2m with primary interest being DX.
>>>From an RFI standpoint I have heard that such lines can actually be
>> than residential distribution. True?
>> Larry Burke
>> Friendswood, Texas
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