[RFI] A `Time Bomb' Sits Atop Utility Poles
Jimk8mr at aol.com
Wed Sep 14 14:11:16 EDT 2005
So are these things a noise generating problem as they are sit there getting
ready to kill an unsuspecting lineman?
If so, would the presence of RF noise be an indication that they might soon
fail, i.e. would noise give the utiltities a better reason to get out quickly
to fix it?
This sounds a bit like a problem I've had this summer. Two different poles
within a mile of my house had side mounted insulators that broke, dropping
the higher line onto the lower line, thus with only the wire insulation
separating the 13 KV or so. They made a lot of RF noise, but at least they weren't
very difficult to locate.
I took photos and emailed them to the local power company line noise guy.
After a month or so they got fixed, but in my case I'm dealing with the same
company that left a boric acid leak in one of its nuclear reactors go
unrepaired for 5 years or so, eating away the reactor head until only a stainless
steel liner kept things contained.
73 - Jim K8MR
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