OK. This is really strange, but I ***think*** things are back to normal.
Yesterday, after we had returned from a meeting in a town about 30 miles away,
I began to
gather all my DF gear to begin tracking this crap down.
While I was doing that and after checking that the +40 dB over S-9 noise was
still on 80, a
bit lower on 40 and still very noticeable (+10 dB over S-9) on 20, I was
listening on 80
meters to it.
Suddenly, the character of the noise began to change, slowly tapering off, to a
crackles, then periodic pops, then....dead silence.!!!!
I was mystified.
Now I suspect that either some animal or large bird, or perhaps a tree branch,
across the 13.6 KV HV power line running down our alley, and it took a day or
two for it to
finally burn away and clear itself.
I operated as usual last night, and again this morning and the noise is still
Although I am keeping my fingers crossed, I am continuing to prepare my DF gear
possible return of the garbage.
My noise level is back to normal, and, so far, has remained there.
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