[RFI] Snow and Power Lines

Missouri Guy n0tt1 at juno.com
Tue Feb 16 18:48:14 PST 2010

 > 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?

At my QTH, when it rains the powerline noise goes completely
silent.  Snow does the same thing after it has just a little time
to melt.  

I have to ask...Are you *sure* the noise you hear isn't just 
precipitation static?

I would think that if it IS powerline noise when it rains, that
there is one or more insulators that are breaking down
when they get wet....something that should be addressed.
Charlie, N0TT

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