[RFI] Snow and Power Lines

Tue Feb 16 14:07:11 PST 2010

That is not normal, go hunting.

David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jimk8mr at aol.com [mailto:Jimk8mr at aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 20:24
> To: rfi at contesting.com
> Subject: [RFI] Snow and Power Lines
> 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
> like.
> 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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