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Re: [RFI] Rain induced static

To: "Deni, F5VJC" <foxfive.vjc@gmail.com>,Don Moman VE6JY <ve6jy.1@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Rain induced static
From: Pete Smith <n4zr@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 17:29:20 -0500
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Let me second Don's advice; I have a noisy pole about 400 meters from my 
antennas that is S9+ when dry and silent when it rains.  In fact, that is 
one of the defining characteristics of low/medium voltage powerline noise.

73, Pete N4ZR

At 04:57 PM 12/4/2007, Deni, F5VJC wrote:
>Well I'd be interested to know why my power line noise (Low/ Medium
>voltage lines) seems to STOP when it rains. When the WX is dry it's very
>What causes this?  I'm in France.
>Don Moman VE6JY wrote:
> > Mostly, corona is a fact of life - the voltage is higher than the damp air
> > around the conductor  can insulate. The following link sums it up:
> >
> > 
> http://www.sciam.com/physics/article/id/what-causes-the-noise-emi/topicID/13/catID/3
> >
> > 73 Don
> > VE6JY
> >
> >
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