[RFI] re Nineteen Hour Noise
dave at nk7z.net
Sat Jun 1 20:34:06 EDT 2013
We are getting ready to start putting out fliers at the grow light
shops... Pointing them at the ARRL web site, and a few others...
We are taking a log term approach to this... I want there to be only
clean grow lights around me, I can't track them all down, so the best
way is a group effort...
Our meeting with the power company went rather well, they of course
complained of low budgets, but with RFI corrections being compulsory I
am not too worried.
So far we have not had to call them at all, and I am pretty sure we have
reduced the number of call they are getting... We all met, the entire
radio shop of the local power company, and our RFI Group from the club.
We have a method of interchanging data, and they can send people to us
as we can send people to them... Seems to be working so far...
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On Sat, 2013-06-01 at 16:55 -0400, Aaron Kreider wrote:
> I'd put up polite posters (or flyers).
> To whomever is running a grow-op - please fix your RFI problem (provide
> a website link to how to use torroids - maybe with a nice tear sheet) -
> or I'll track you down with radio direction finding equipment.
> It really is in their interest to clean-up their operation.
> On 6/1/2013 1:34 PM, Ron, K6KYJ wrote:
> > Harvest time!
> > Since I could not operate from the home QTH because of the aforementioned grow light RFI, I operated CW WPX from a campground in the Cascades. When I returned from my one week road trip, I found no noise at all on any bands.
> > For me, the obvious assumption is that the crop had reached maturity and was harvested. (I had hoped to be in town when that happened in order to possibly observe the transportation in progress.)
> > As best as I can tell, the growing cycle with the lights was about 2 1/2 to 3 months. Hopefully, this grow was a one time thing. If not, I will invite local law enforcement to become involved.
> > Thanks to all on this reflector who provided information and support. I don't have any strong opinions pro or con regarding personal cultivation of pot, but when it takes me off the air I will take it personally in the future.
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