[RFI] What the ARRL has power line noise?

John Pelham john at radiophile.com
Fri Feb 12 10:01:27 PST 2010

Huh?  If some real power-line RFI is present, attendees can learn more 
through the actual practice of DF'ing actual power-line noise sources.  No 
amount of instruction and practice on fake signals can substitute for 
actually doing the real thing.

What ARRL equipment cannot be used?  I have visited and operated from W1AW 
several times in the past few years and found the station equipment to be 
quite usable.

This is ham radio we're talking about.  Nobody's dying from power-line 

John, W1JA

From: "Michael Coslo" <mjc5 at psu.edu>
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 11:43 AM
To: "RFI List" <rfi at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] What the ARRL has power line noise?

> On Feb 12, 2010, at 11:03 AM, RFI Services' Mike Martin wrote:
>> Explain: Sometimes power line noise is a necessary evil and even
>> welcomed.
>> When I hold workshops it's very helpful to have noise in the local
>> area.
>> Part of the workshop exercise is to go in the field and locate power
>> line
>> noise sources. In my opinion, again, it's my opinion that not
>> repairing the
>> power line noise around W1AW is better for amateur radio than having
>> it
>> fixed. That could be considered a necessary evil.
> Some necessary evil!
> Is there a good reason then why they should use my money to buy
> equipment that then can't be used because of RFI?
> Much better IMO to turn it into a case history of how they had the
> problem and how they fixed it.
> Otherwise its like leaving a patient's curable disease untreated, then
> he dies, and then you say "See what happens when we don't treat this
> disease?"
> So yeah, other people learn that it's good to treat the disease, too
> bad for the guy who had to die for the object lesson.
> -73 de Mike N3LI -
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