[RFI] Snow and Power Lines

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Tue Feb 16 12:24:03 PST 2010

It is quite common at my QTH to have a light snowfall result in lots  of 
power line QRN. After the snow stops, within a day or so things are basically  
back to normal, even though one can see snow laying on insulators and the  
Is this a natural, unavoidable outcome of snow, or does this sort of noise  
occur because of some preexisting problem (other than salt or other dirt,  
which would wash away in a rain), with the snow causing the problem to 
become  apparent?
Or in other words, is it worthwhile to try to track down and report  such 
noise, or would that only result in me getting cold, and possibly the  power 
company coming out to chase noise that is not their fault?
73  -  Jim   K8MR 

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