[RFI] Solar Panel RFI - Noise begins

Tony dxdx at optonline.net
Sat Aug 20 13:50:35 PDT 2011


As I mentioned yesterday, my neighbor installed solar panels on his roof 
(thanks for all the replies). The installation was completed today and 
it appears to be causing RFI.

I doubt this is a coincidence because beam heading to my neighbor, some 
400 feet away, was very quite prior to the solar panel install. I made a 
short video (please see below) hoping that someone can confirm if this 
is typical of solar panel noise.

RFI Video -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1s0wSTfDnM

The noise appears on 20 through 10 meters, but seems to be absent on 15 
meters. I'm assuming that the system goes into "sleep mode" some time 
after sundown so I'll check again this evening.



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