Thanks everyone for the help/info.
The noise is there almost all the time the only time it stops is when it
In my video the it just stopped raining and it was just getting going again.
I wanted to show the noise when it was not there too.
I know one of the guys who are involved in finding the pole.
I am working on the other two guys...I do have the main guy's cell so
that's a step in the right direction.
And they do seem to care and want to solve the problem.
Thanks Tim for the graph and the good ideas.
Don I thought I had it down to 2 different poles but they said it was
I have 2 portable SW radios they will not receive the noise.
But if I connect my 40m full wave loop I can hear the noise.
So I think I have to come up with a good portable antenna maybe a small
multi turn loop.
I have Hustler RM-40 resonator.
I hooked it up stood on my upper deck but can't hear it.
Well that's about it...73 and thanks
On 6/24/2020 7:03 PM, Tim Shoppa wrote:
Fred, I graphed the scope trace of your noise in the video you linked,
it is definitely 120Hz impulse noise. Attempting to attach scope
picture. Count 12 spikes in 0.1 seconds = 120Hz. Very likely the power
line guys can find it if they come at a time when the noise is there.
Now if it's intermittent (like I hear) getting the power line noise
experts to show up on a day when the noise is there is the magic. In
the best world they have your phone number and call before they show
up, and you have their phone number and can tell them if the noise is
there for them to trace.
Sometimes intermittent noises burn themselves out but more likely it
gets worse over time and become solid 24x7.
Most rigs have noise blankers that help in the face of 120Hz impulse
noise and not-crowded bands. Noise blankers are harder to use
effectively in thick dense signal environments like contests but
progress has been made with advanced noise blanking techniques. There
was a truly excellent article in NCJ by N2NC on advanced SDR
techniques in contest situations.
On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 6:13 PM fmoeves <firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Steve. I think my power line guys need some training.. I
wish I could use their detector for an hour or so. They keep
telling me my area is very clean. I'll drive around some more see
what I can hear. Thanks Fred KB4QZH
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<http://www.arrl.org/sounds-of-rfi>On Jun 24, 2020, at 1:44 PM,
fmoeves <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:Hoping
someone can help me identify this noise.It's on 160 80 40...most
times stronger on 40.I called the power company..they found
nothing.The video is just after some rain. When it rains it goes
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