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Re: [RFI] RFI from street lights - finding source?

To: k1ttt@arrl.net, rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] RFI from street lights - finding source?
From: MAXXOUT2@aol.com
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 13:57:40 EDT
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I have a noise here I pick up on the AM  radio
I can have the radio on then with no warning as if someone flipped a  switch 
the radio will burst your ear drums.
Living in back of a shopping mall  I just figured the noise was coming from 
one of the stores.
Then when least  expect it it goes off.
However some times it comes up slow and peaks out,  stays for a few minutes 
then will settle down.
I then found I can drive  around the mall and find nulls that mute the AM 
After about a week I  noticed the noise is being picked up as far as 3 miles 
away and while driving  down the highway I drive in and out of the noise.
I operate from my car so I  find a spot where I hear no hash then it seems to 
move around so I just gave up  and FCC plus the utility Company were of no 
It went away for 2 months  and came back again about three weeks ago so I 
just assume it's Mc Guire AFB 12  miles from me or some sort of radar from the 
I'm appx 36 miles from  the ocean.
My biggest problem is people are blaming me because i'm a  ham.

In a message dated 10/13/2007 1:07:30 PM Eastern  Standard Time, 
k1ttt@arrl.net writes:
For a start tune your car's AM radio to  a gap between stations and drive
around.  If its that strong on the low  bands that should give you some
indication.  Check it out in the  driveway by listening on both to be sure
the car radio does hear it.  if  it doesn't then the source may be farther

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