I'm suffering through the ARRL VHF SS with lots of power line noise from
various directions. We've having a light snow which always brings out the
My question: is such noise, which shows up with any snow, indicative of
an underlying problem with line hardware that is aggravated by the snow, or
is it simply a combination of accumulated road salt and moisture, that
will go away once things warm up and get washed off by rain? Or if either,
which might be more likely?
If the former, I assume it might be worth trying to trace it down and
trying to get the power company to fix things. If the later, I assume it is not
worth bothering them.
On a good note, it could have been worse for me. Last night while stopping
at the intersection at the corner of my property, I noticed a street light
where none existed. It was actually arcing at a disconnect switch on the
pole. I called the power company, and by morning they had actually come out
and installed a temporary cable to bypass the bad switch. One less noise,
but a lot remain.
73 - Jim K8MR
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