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[RFI] Terrible RFI

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Subject: [RFI] Terrible RFI
From: ka5s at earthlink.net (Cortland Richmond)
Date: Thu Mar 27 12:48:07 2003

I've found it helps to use higher frequencies. As you've discovered,
elevated wires re-radiate interference, so effective direction finding can
be impossible at low frequencies, leaving you to "round up the usual
culprits" and turn them off one at a time to find out where it's coming

However, power lines cease to be problematic radiators themselves at high
enough frequencies.  I located the source of a similar problem by raising
receive frequency until I could barely hear the noise, and each time the
noise became relatively strong, raising it again. I ended up at 440 MHz,
with a beam pointing right at the top of a power pole at a local airport.
Arcing on a cracked insulator was at that high frequency an efficient
radiator in its own right.  Needless to say, THAT location got it fixed

Good luck!

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> From: Bob Thacker <k3gt@pgh.net>
> Have had a terrible time finding interference sources and been battling

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