Do you have one of the new digital hydro meters that track off peak hours?
Eric - VE3GSI
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> Sent: February-19-10 11:49 AM
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> 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
> back up over 9. Temperature does not appear to be the culprit. Feed
> (RG-8X) tests good and no water present. Balun was replaced..no change
> 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
> master switch so no power was coming into my house.. No change in
> level. There are no overhead wires in my neighborhood and the closest
> 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
> for a noise floor.
> Any thoughts? What instrument would be needed to have something like
> down? The AM radio trick sure doesn't work...no overhead transformers
> 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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