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Re: [RFI] Frustrating White Noise

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Subject: Re: [RFI] Frustrating White Noise
From: "Eric - VE3GSI" <ve3gsi@sympatico.ca>
Reply-to: ve3gsi@canada.com
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:15:37 -0500
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Hydro Meter?
Do you have one of the new digital hydro meters that track off peak hours?

Eric - VE3GSI

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rfi-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:rfi-bounces@contesting.com] On
> Behalf Of Joe
> Sent: February-19-10 11:49 AM
> To: RFI
> Subject: [RFI] Frustrating White Noise
> Bear with me gentle readers, this is a tale of woe!  <<GRIN>>
> About a month ago, my noise floor on 40 and 75m , ie:  white noise,
> rose to
> 9 and 10 over.  In the AM, the noise floor is where it normally is...1
> - 3 s
> units.  Then, around 9 or 10, give or take, the noise floor gradually
> climbs
> back up over 9.  Temperature does not appear to be the culprit.  Feed
> line
> (RG-8X) tests good and no water present.  Balun was replaced..no change
> in
> noise characteristic.  (Antenna is a BuxComm 6-80 Windom at 30 feet.)
> I connected the radio (Kenwood T-2000X) to a battery, and turned off
> the
> master switch so no power was coming into my house..  No change in
> noise
> level.  There are no overhead wires in my neighborhood and the closest
> major
> overhead power line is a mile and a half away.
> The frustrating thing is that it is pure white noise..no electrical
> type of
> noise...buzzing, chirping, whistling, crackling, etc., just what you
> hear
> for a noise floor.
> Any thoughts?  What instrument would be needed to have something like
> this
> down?  The AM radio trick sure doesn't work...no overhead transformers
> to
> knock about.  Mercury vapor street lights are off when the noise level
> starts to climb in the late morning.
> I am at my wit's end on this one....
> Joe Wolfe
> Reno, Nevada
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