Fw: [RFI] WOW!!!!!!!
J. Leon Pringle, Jr and Audrey S. Pringle
Sat, 9 Mar 2002 09:37:32 -0600
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Leon Pringle, Jr and Audrey S. Pringle"
To: "Jon Ogden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2002 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: [RFI] WOW!!!!!!!
> That sounds good Jon but oftentimes when the problem is on a HV
> Transmission Line, it is very costly. Especially when one considers
> that the line has to be de-energized necessitating the Utility
> arrange for a feed from a different point in the grid. Replacing
> cracked insulators on a tall steel tower on a 50KV or higher lines
> requires a more seasoned climber than one who would need to replace
> cracked insulator from a bucket truck at 35 feet.
> Compare these costs at the initial onset of the problem and its easy
> to discern why the Utility may want to stone roll or ignore the
> complaint until they absolutely have to act.
> I don't excuse this or endorse it in any way but many times thats
> they think! Incidentally...I'm a retired electrical engineer and
> never worked for a Utility but have had to work with them in my
> professional career and found this to SOMETIMES be the case.
> Leon W5NA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jon Ogden" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2002 9:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [RFI] WOW!!!!!!!
> > on 3/9/02 8:15 AM, Pete Smith at email@example.com wrote:
> > > Sorry that Tom had to go to the PSC, but I guess sometimes it
> takes that.
> > > As for the utility's legal obligation, if you go to the ARRL TIS
> web site
> > > you can find samples of letters the FCC has sent to various
> utilities tht
> > > spell out their obligations in the RFI area. It's a very strong
> > > to argue from.
> > Not only that, but RFI is caused by an arcing situation somewhere.
> > An arcing situation involves a discharge of electricity.
> > Electricity spent in discharging is less they have to deliver to
> > So it is an efficiency and cost benefit to them to fix the RFI
> > Every little problem may not be very much in terms of power grid
> > But if it is widespread, you add all those up and it most
> > have an impact. These guys want to provide power with the least
> loss of
> > that power from the substation to your home. Well, if they lose
> some of
> > that power in arcs, they are wasting some power and hence losing
> some money.
> > So there is certainly a benefit for them to fix it!
> > 73,
> > Jon
> > NA9D
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