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Re: [TowerTalk] Proximity to power lines

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Proximity to power lines
From: "Kurt Cathcart, KR2C" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 08:56:25 -0400
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In my back yard I have 2 high tension towers.  The closest sits about 200' 
behind the house.  The other is a little further.  I'm told that the closer 
on is 230Kv and the further is 550Kv.  I have a Hustler ground mounted 
vertical about 130 feet away from the closer tower.  The only time I seem to 
have a problem is when there is a storm front passing through.  You can 
stand in the back yard and hear the wires buzzing.  On the radio this 
translates to about a 9 or 10/S9 noise level.  This doesn't happen too often 
and as a casual operator, it isn't too much of a concern for me.  Normally 
you wouldn't even hear the power lines on the radio.

I am currently in the process of putting up a small 40' tower with a small 
beam.  The tower will be about 80 feet away from the closer power lines. 
Look up my call on QRZ and you can zoom iinto the satellite map and see the 
high tension towers behind my house.


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Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 1:15 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Proximity to power lines

> I'm looking for land in the Tampa Bay area and have hit upon  a 30 acre
> parcel very nicely priced.  However, scanning the area with  Google Map I 
> found
> a BIG power line running east to west to the north of  the property by
> about 2500-3000 feet at the closest point.  Of course this  is the worst
> direction for contesting.  It appears, judging from the size  of the 
> transmission
> line towers, to be maybe a around a 100 KV  run.
> Any thoughts on this line being as close as it is?  Any first  hand
> experience with lines this close?  I  intend to check out the  property 
> first hand
> when I hit the mainland, but I value members' of this  reflectors 
> opinions.
> I want to be able to hear signals not  RFI.
> Bill KH7XS
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