Recently, someone made a post here suggesting the use of a W3NQN AC Line
Filter. Unfortunately, I didn't save that message, but wanted to say thanks to
whoever made that suggestion.
About a year ago, I installed Beverages here for the first time. Due to my
limited space, the only way to have a NE/SW Beverage was to have it running
very near the outside wall of my house. This made the Beverage only about 15
feet from my computer and house wiring. The close placement caused S9 noise
from the computer when using the Beverage in the NE direction, and somewhat
less in the SW direction. I tried disconnecting every cable except the power
cable from the computer, and there was no noticeable difference in the noise
level. The only way to stop the noise was to power down the computer, pretty
inconvenient every time I wanted to work someone on 160. I ordered the W3NQN
filter, and now have the computer power cord connected through this filter.
The noise is completely gone, down from S9 to S0. It will sure be a pleasure
to be on 160 this winter without having to power down the computer. The filter
was a little pricey, but I think it will be well worth it.
73, Tim - N3XX
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