Ah, but you forgot one important point... how fast did the electric company
get there to fix it after you called them?
David Robbins K1TTT
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Jim P
> Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 17:29
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [RFI] HF - 80M - Line Nosie Tracking Expedition in Allen, TX
> It has been awhile since I had anything really worth
> noting, but about two weeks ago I had a doozy; it was
> after the big windstorm we had in the DFW area and
> specifically in the Plano/Allen area.
> On 80 Meters - a continuous buzzing noise had appeared
> with a signal strength = S7 SSB mode and = 5 dB over S9
> in AM mode - I literally took this bull on by the horns and
> DF'd / tracked it down on the second day. Turms out it was
> a little over a mile away ...
> The source, on a pole across from 201 E. McDermott (a big
> church in Allen) and a block or so east of the railroad tracks,
> could be heard up and down McDermott and in the downtown
> Allen area on the AM broadcast band. In fact, a mile away
> the source could still be heard on the AM Broadcast band on
> a clear frequency.
> Full report available here, including pictures of the 'source' after
> locating it (a power pole with an obvious loose wire) along with
> signal strength measurements and a map showing the distance
> (over a mile) between me and the 'source':
> The uploaded file at this URL should be good for thirty (30) days,
> beyond that I can't warranty anything.
> .. .. .. .. .. ..
> Additional; videos of phenom and related -
> DF demonstration with a Sears Moel 2278 AM/FM/SW portable
> radio and compass:
> Video of the pole, hardware and arcing wire:
> Display of the RF 'pulse pair' that was created (presumably)
> on arc initiation (due to steep rise time) and again on extinction
> shown along with a sinusoid derived from my local 60 Hz line:
> JimP // WB5WPA //
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