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Re: [TowerTalk] High voltage transmission lines

To: "Steve" <>,"TowerTalk" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] High voltage transmission lines
From: "Larry WA9VRH" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 14:06:20 -0500
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Hi Steve,

I was faced with a similar issue roughly 22 or so years ago. We found 5 
acres in the country but it had a double set of transmission lines crossing 
the SE corner of the property.  I drove out to the acreage three or four 
times under different weather conditions and brought along a portable SW 
receiver. I  listened on various bands and never heard any interference. 
There were times I could hear the transmission lines frying because of the 
dampness but still nothing I could hear.

Well 17 years ago we built or home in the country and as of yet have ever 
had an issue with the transmission lines. Fence chargers have been more of 
an issue but currently there are only a few people with cattle in the area.

So that's my experiance be interesting to see what other reports you get.  I 
would go check it out with a moblile rig and see what you hear.

73 Larry WA9VRH

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve" <>
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Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 1:32 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] High voltage transmission lines

>A possible home site I'm looking at is situated between two high voltage
> transmission lines. The two transmission lines run roughly east-west and
> are approximately parallel to each other.
> The transmission line to the south of the home site is 138KV and is
> several decades in age. It is about 1300ft from the home site to the line.
> The transmission line to the north is either 345KV or 765KV (I received
> conflicting information) and was constructed in the 1990's. It is about
> 800ft distant from the home site.
> Are high voltage transmission lines at the distances noted a source of
> noise in receivers in the 160 through 6 meter bands? I have dreams of
> wire antennas, verticals and beverages for 160 and 80 meters. And wire
> antennas and beams for 40 through 6 meters.
> Anyone live within 800 to 1300 feet of these lines with experience to
> share regarding their effects on 160 through 6 meter operations?
> Thanks.
> Steve K8JQ
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