[RFI] Towers/Antennas Near 138kV Transmission Lines

Donald Chester k4kyv at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 15 15:17:41 EDT 2006

>From: "Tom Rauch" <w8ji at contesting.com>

>Every time I've been around
>lines like that I've had problems.

>The real problem, IMO, is if you have a problem it takes an
>act of Congress to get something done. It is terribly
>expensive to work on those lines and they never want to take
>them out of service.
>I made it a rule to never live within five miles of a line
>like that.

The problem is that would eliminate just about this entire region.  I don't 
think there is a spot in this county that isn't within 5 miles of one of 
those lines.  I have one on the back side of the property, about a quarter 
mile away.  The noise noticeably increases only when the receiver is 
directly under it.  Even if you found such a piece of property around here, 
I would wager that within 5 years plans would be in the works to build one 
nearby.  They were proposing to put a 500kv line less than a quarter mile in 
another direction from me.  It was finally decided to build it on the south 
side of the county, beacause building it here would produce a navigation 
hazard for helicopter training at the nearby army base.

Don k4kyv

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