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## Re: [RFI] Help finding a source

 To: Michael Morgan Re: [RFI] Help finding a source David Eckhardt Thu, 5 Dec 2019 00:03:26 +0000
 ```And again In your third image, the audio spectrum, the groups (first peak of first group to first peak of next group) is 17.5 ms. deleted image The period on one cycle at 60 Hz is 16.67 ms. Very close. The sound clip also sounds suspiciously like 60 Hz discharge from the power distribution somewhere in your vicinity. I usually detect this at 120 Hz as the discharge occurs at both the + and - peaks of the sine wave. But not in this case. In the time domain, I also usually detect an exponentially decaying envelope for each discharge. No so in this case. But, considering the period and sound, I'd guess its due to power distribution discharge in you area. Walk the power lines with your battery-powered radio. When you find a pole that is particularly, kick the pole hard and observe any change in the character of the sound on your radio. If no change, its not at that pole. Continue searching. Also, damp weather usually exacerbates the discharges as does dusty conditions. Dave - WØLEV On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 12:01 AM David Eckhardt wrote: > Try again: > > In your third image, the audio spectrum, the groups (first peak of first > group to first peak of next group) is 17.5 ms. > deleted image........... > The period on one cycle at 60 Hz is 16.67 ms. Very close. The sound clip > also sounds suspiciously like 60 Hz discharge from the power distribution > somewhere in your vicinity. I usually detect this at 120 Hz as the > discharge occurs at both the + and - peaks of the sine wave. But not in > this case. In the time domain, I also usually detect an exponentially > decaying envelope for each discharge. No so in this case. But, > considering the period and sound, I'd guess its due to power distribution > discharge in you area. Walk the power lines with your battery-powered > radio. When you find a pole that is particularly, kick the pole hard and > observe any change in the character of the sound on your radio. If no > change, its not at that pole. Continue searching. Also, damp weather > usually exacerbates the discharges as does dusty conditions. > > Dave - WØLEV > > On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM David Eckhardt > wrote: > >> I forgot we can not embed images nor attach them on this group. So, >> here it is without the embedded image. >> >> In your third image, the audio spectrum, the groups (first peak of first >> group to first peak of next group) is 17.5 ms. >> >> The period on one cycle at 60 Hz is 16.67 ms. Very close. The sound >> clip also sounds suspiciously like 60 Hz discharge from the power >> distribution somewhere in your vicinity. I usually detect this at 120 Hz >> as the discharge occurs at both the + and - peaks of the sine wave. But >> not in this case. In the time domain, I also usually detect an >> exponentially decaying envelope for each discharge. No so in this case. >> But, considering the period and sound, I'd guess its due to power >> distribution discharge in you area. Walk the power lines with your >> battery-powered radio. When you find a pole that is particularly, kick the >> pole hard and observe any change in the character of the sound on your >> radio. If no change, its not at that pole. Continue searching. Also, >> damp weather usually exacerbates the discharges as does dusty conditions. >> >> Dave - WØLEV >> >> On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 11:24 PM Michael Morgan wrote: >> >>> I was hoping to get some help identifying a potential source for some RFI >>> that started a few weeks ago. I posted some pictures and audio clips >>> from >>> 20 and 40 meters on my webpage. Thought it may be easiest there I hope >>> it >>> is ok. https://www.aa5sh.com/?p=328 >>> >>> I tried to get some screenshots from my 7610. On 20M the Noise Blanker >>> does a decent job of removing the noise but on 40M it is a bit two >>> random. >>> >>> I have tried turning the main breaker off to my house and use a portable >>> radio (Recent RS-918) off a battery and the noise is still there. I did >>> walk around my property and noticed no real differences. The odd thing >>> is >>> it's kind of random. It has been going to 30 Mins or so and it just >>> stopped for a minute while I've been typing this email for a minute or so >>> then started back up. >>> >>> Then at lunch today I took a break and remoted home since I saw where 10M >>> was open and there was no noise for that 30-40 minutes. >>> >>> I appreciate any guidance you can provide. In my years of radio anytime >>> I >>> have had noise problems I have always been able to narrow it down to >>> wall-wart or battery charger. >>> >>> 73 >>> >>> Michael, AA5SH >>> _______________________________________________ >>> RFI mailing list >>> RFI@contesting.com >>> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/rfi >>> >> >> >> -- >> >> *Dave - WØLEV* >> *Just Let Darwin Work* >> *Just Think* >> > > > -- > > *Dave - WØLEV* > *Just Let Darwin Work* > *Just Think* > -- *Dave - WØLEV* *Just Let Darwin Work* *Just Think* _______________________________________________ RFI mailing list RFI@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/rfi ```
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