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Re: [RFI] Another Plea For Help

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Subject: Re: [RFI] Another Plea For Help
From: dalej <dj2001x@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 18:03:54 -0600
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Joe, I have two CFL's here in the shack in addition to some others  
around the house and they are quiet.

Another thought was if you might have a neighbor close by with a  
plasma TV, older one, that might start watching in the morning.

Dale, k9vuj

On 08, Mar 2010, at 17:37, Joe wrote:

> I want to thank everyone for the great suggestions.....
> I will try and address several responses:
> On this response:  There are no street lamps within a mile of my  
> house.  And
> the ones there are, are not Mercury Arc...they are the new LED based  
> lamps.
> I had thought about street lamps, but the on-off cycle of street lamps
> doesn't match the noise on/off cycle.
> Dale, k9vuj, suggested HV transmission lines.  They ARE noisy, but  
> not this
> far away.  I checked the milage this afternoon and they are 2 miles  
> away, as
> the crow flies.
> I am going to try the AM up and down the noisy bands and see what
> gives....In the mornings, the 'pots and pans' on 40 would make the  
> AM test
> invalid, as that is all one hears here on the left coast of the
> country...perhaps at 3 in the morning when the Chinese and Japanese
> broadcasts are at a minimum, I would have some success.
> Someone mentioned the sun......gotta think that one through or have  
> someone
> explain to me the effect the sun has on 'background white noise'.  My
> thinking is that if the noise *was* atmospheric, then ALL the hams  
> in my
> neck of the woods would be bellyaching.  They are not.
> I have my work cut out...and really appreciate all the suggestions!
> (I have wondered if someone near me converted all their house lights  
> to
> CFL's and THAT could be the source of my annoyance....the times of  
> of day
> sorta rule that one out, logically.  I have also considered these  
> 'invisible
> fences' people are installing around here.)
> I will keep everyone updated if everyone continues to feed me things  
> to
> check out!
> Joe Wolfe
> Reno, Nevada
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: M. Macliammoir
> Subject: Re: [RFI] Another Plea For Help
> Does the rise in noise level start to increase as the lights go  
> off?  Around
> here they turn off slowly, perhaps done by  a local pole-mounted  UV  
> or
> other light-sensitive switch.  If so, perhaps there is a faulty  
> switch not
> to far from you which is radiating, not shielded,  or shield not  
> grounded
> properly?
> "Mercury vapor street lights are off when the noise level
> starts to climb in the late morning."
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