[RFI] Power Lines

Glenn Wiebe ve4gn at mts.net
Sat Dec 22 23:54:06 EST 2007

My former employer (I'm now retired) makes use of +/- 500kv transmission
lines to transmit power from their generating stations in northern
Manitoba to the south where the load is including ties to neighboring
provinces and states. The dc is converted to ac before distribution. See

73 de Glenn...VE4GN

rick darwicki wrote:
> I probably shouldn't admit this but........... After all the Edison/Tesla things I've seen over the years and a discussion with my brother that worked for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, I was SHOCKED to learn that some of their main transmission lines are actually DC. I have always assumed all the main power lines are AC. Even studies I've seen regarding health issues from power lines reference AC.
> There is interesting reading at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_transmission 
> OK, so you all knew this........ but it was news to me.
> Rick, N6PE

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