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Re: [RFI] RFI and Smart meters

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Subject: Re: [RFI] RFI and Smart meters
From: Gary Tuck <gtuck@mac.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 21:15:16 -0800
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I was cruising thru the neighborhood with the car AM radio tuned to 530 and
found nothing remarkable. Driving along main streets, several areas kicked up 
the noise
significantly.  As I pulled into the garage, the radio was overwhelmed
by noise.  hmmmm.  Once again I hit the main breaker in the panel cutting off 
all power to the house 
and the noise didn't change. On my rig it sounds like band noise just 5-7 S 
units stronger. 
Our electrical panel is in the garage, and the suspected Smart meter just 
outside of course.  
Is this normal or does it point to a fault in meter installation.  I've never 
had reason
to check noise in the garage before so I don't have a baseline.
73, Gary W7TEA

On 12/22/2010 8:46 PM, Gary Tuck wrote:
>   More testing to do!!

One useful technique is to use a portable receiver as a sniffing probe 
very close to the device in question, and ESPECIALLY to any WIRING 
connected to it.   I use the HF RX that's built into my 2M/440 talkie. 
It's not a great RX, but it's good enough for this purpose in close 
proximity to a noise source.

73, Jim K9YC

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