[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [RFI] LED Street lights

To: Rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] LED Street lights
From: "Gary Smith" <Gary@ka1j.com>
Reply-to: Gary@ka1j.com
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:37:03 -0400
List-post: <rfi@contesting.com">mailto:rfi@contesting.com>
> : Makes sense power-wise but what about RFI issues with these? Any
> : known or likely concerns?
> Regarding the average street light you may find an many cities...
> I've passed under tens of thousands, made by many companies.  All have been 
> silent except when they malfunction as indicated by flickering or rapid 
> flashing, then they spew broadband hash from LF to UHF.  At UHF I can hear 
> them a few hundred feet away, probably much worse on HF.  Think about that 
> tall steel pole acting as a big antenna.
> Kurt 

The Sodium one in front of my house is a terrible RFI source when it 
fails. I'm wondering about the LED replacements, Wondering if they 
are hash producers? 

I always see the familiar pattern on the P3 screen when there's a 
local sodium light going bad.

Gary KA1J

This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection 
is active.

RFI mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>