[RFI] RFI Noise - Part II

David Cole dave at nk7z.net
Fri Jul 5 08:47:19 EDT 2013

Start a log book of all contact, and observations...  Date and time
stamp everything...  Take recordings, call the ARRL.  The log is the
most important thing you can do.  It will help both the ARRL and the FCC
should it get to that.  

Check with your local club, see if they have an RFI group.  But start
and keep a log!

Thanks and 73's,
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On Thu, 2013-07-04 at 19:14 -0400, t.izak wrote: 
> Hello RFI'ers,
> Well, my ham buddy (N1NK)and I finally located the source of the RFI. I
> seemed to be coming from a 3-car garage with a loft above it with a detached
> house.  The garage looks to have power as one of the power poles is next to
> it with a feeder coming into the garage.
> We knocked on the door of the house and no one came out. We then went to the
> garage as there were stairs leading up the loft area and knocked on that
> door and no one was home.  The owners wife came out of the house we were at
> and we explained to her about the noise situation most likely emanating from
> the garage. Then her husband came out and told us to get off the property. I
> asked him if he has an AC unit with a programable timer/thermostat and he
> said yes and it was no concern of ours. At that point we turned around and
> left the premises.
> I did notice while we were going up the stairs to the garage that there were
> two vents. One looked like an "intake" and the other an "exhaust" which had
> warm air coming out of it. I did not notice any AC/Heat Pump units outside.
> Now why would someone install an AC unit inside a garage??
> I don't know what my next step is to do in a situation like this since I
> have not been involved with RFI issues with an "irate" neighbor. I could go
> to the ARRL and ask for assistance but this might take "eons".
> HELP !
> 73
> Tom/k1tl...
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