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Re: [TowerTalk] Comment on Radar Engineers Model 240

To: Tod - Idaho <tod@k0to.us>, rfi@contesting.com, Towertalk <towertalk@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Comment on Radar Engineers Model 240
From: Tim Duffy K3LR <k3lr@k3lr.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 17:04:23 -0500
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It is a VERY good unit. Mike Martin, K3RFI uses it and it makes noise locating 
much easier. Mike has training available as well.
It is also described in the Loftness AC power line noise book that ARRL sells. 
The latest updated edition was just released.

Tim K3LR

Tod - Idaho wrote:

> Wonder of wonders --
> The Supervisor of Power Distribution in Idaho Falls (nearest town to my
> Idaho QTH) called to ask if I thought they should buy a Radar Engineers
> Model 240 RFI/TVI location system. (Shown at www.radarengineers.com )
> The system covers 1.8 MHz thru 1000 MHz. To use it one sets up at the
> location where the interference is causing trouble and  scans the spectrum
> The noise pattern/signature is seen on an oscilloscope and is recorded in a
> computer memory. Then the unit is taken out in a vehicle which searches for
> interference with a matching pattern coming from a pole or a location. The
> system comes with a small hand held Yagi that is used to search for the
> noise when one gets close to the source. Sounds great to me, anyone use one
> or know someone who has used one? Is the system effective or does it just
> have good marketing?
> The purchase has to be in this year's budget (order before Aug 20). The
> Supervisor was worried about training his people since the unit comes from a
> company on Oregon. (I may volunteer to do the training if they let me use
> the unit.)
> Comments would certainly be appreciated.
> Tod, KØTO
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