[RFI] [Fwd: Noise Follow up]

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Tue Sep 16 06:44:03 EDT 2008

Amen to that - I found a neighbor with an electrically-heated dog dish that 
had a bad thermostat.  Emphasizing the fire risk ("hear that - that's a 
spark somewhere on your house wiring") is very useful.

Here's an excellent reference on finding which house has the noise:

73, Pete N4ZR

   At 10:29 PM 9/15/2008, Billy Cox wrote:
>Have the neighbor flip his breakers one by one,
>and to "encourage him" mention that problems like
>this COULD cause either a FIRE or higher electric
>bills ... I did this once and we found he had a
>loose wire on his hot water heater! Solved my RFI
>problem, and the 'static' on his TV and he felt
>a WHOLE lot safer from the steps we took on this.
>73 de Billy, AA4NU
>-----Original Message-----
> >From: Michael Cornwall <mccornwall at charter.net>
> >       I'm in much the same boat.  I got the Ameren guy to come down,
> >pointed him to the pole I thought I'd found.  Turns out it's coming from
> >that vicinity but from somebody's house riding on the drop up to the poles
> >and transformers.  It's intermittent and very hard to find from the ground.
> >Loud as hell on 6m.  In any case, Ameren guy says it's not for him to fix if
> >it's not his pole.
> >
> >******************************************************************
> >Mike Cornwall R.Ph.
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