I flagged down a repair crew that afternoon while doing
photo recon ... let them know, but as the pole was a riser
for a lot with a now-removed structure (was an old house)
he didn't want to spend the time (this was the day after
our 1st large windstorm in 2 weeks - they were busy!)
but would return ... and they did!
And thanks for the feedback.
73, Jim WB5WPA
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Robbins K1TTT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [RFI] HF - 80M - Line Nosie Tracking Expedition in Allen, TX
> Ah, but you forgot one important point... how fast did the electric
> get there to fix it after you called them?
> David Robbins K1TTT
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> > Behalf Of Jim P
> > Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 17:29
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: [RFI] HF - 80M - Line Nosie Tracking Expedition in Allen, TX
> > It has been awhile since I had anything really worth
> > noting, but about two weeks ago I had a doozy; it was
> > after the big windstorm we had in the DFW area and
> > specifically in the Plano/Allen area.
> > On 80 Meters - a continuous buzzing noise had appeared
> > with a signal strength = S7 SSB mode and = 5 dB over S9
> > in AM mode - I literally took this bull on by the horns and
> > DF'd / tracked it down on the second day. Turms out it was
> > a little over a mile away ...
> > The source, on a pole across from 201 E. McDermott (a big
> > church in Allen) and a block or so east of the railroad tracks,
> > could be heard up and down McDermott and in the downtown
> > Allen area on the AM broadcast band. In fact, a mile away
> > the source could still be heard on the AM Broadcast band on
> > a clear frequency.
> > Full report available here, including pictures of the 'source' after
> > locating it (a power pole with an obvious loose wire) along with
> > signal strength measurements and a map showing the distance
> > (over a mile) between me and the 'source':
> > http://freepdfhosting.com/uploads/bcf9a3cffa.pdf
> > The uploaded file at this URL should be good for thirty (30) days,
> > beyond that I can't warranty anything.
> > .. .. .. .. .. ..
> > Additional; videos of phenom and related -
> > DF demonstration with a Sears Moel 2278 AM/FM/SW portable
> > radio and compass:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUxkXSVCYxg
> > Video of the pole, hardware and arcing wire:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhaMJD57QwA
> > Display of the RF 'pulse pair' that was created (presumably)
> > on arc initiation (due to steep rise time) and again on extinction
> > shown along with a sinusoid derived from my local 60 Hz line:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozzp4RW5G54
> > JimP // WB5WPA //
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