Glad you found it, Bill.
For those interested, here is a small video on how a faulty streetlight
sounds and looks (near on4un's station).
73 - Mark - on4ww.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mr. and Mrs. Magoo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2010 2:58 PM
Subject: Topband: MY INTERFERENCE PROBLEM
> Thanks to all who responded to my request for help on the intermittent
> noise problem. Many suggested a bad streetlight, and that appears to be
> I went out at dusk the other evening and located FIVE streetlights doing
> exactly the same thing: four sodium lights in the nearby village and one
> mercury vapour within 1/2 km of my home. While they are on, a particular
> light produces no noise when parked underneath, but when off and
> to turn on noise appears. The problem is-with five bad lights all within
> couple of km there is almost always noise until daylight comes and the
> sensors kick in, turning off power to the ballasts. Suddenly the band
> deathly quiet!
> Again, thanks.
> 73, Bill VE3CSK/VE3NH
> UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK