[RFI] Street lights

David C. Cole dave at nk7z.net
Sun Nov 24 09:28:57 EST 2013

Hi Paul,

Long time no type!  That is exactly how I have found several street


On Sun, 2013-11-24 at 06:16 -0500, N1BUG wrote:
> I'm wondering about noisy street lights - specifically the pattern 
> where noise is present for a couple of minutes, then goes away for a 
> similar period of time. It has been said the noise is due to the 
> light trying to restart after going out. Is it a reasonably safe bet 
> that any street light making this on/off RFI will be visibly going 
> out and restarting?
> I'm wondering if I really need to drag all the RFI tools out with me 
> on a street light hunt. If the light is visibly going off/on I 
> should be able to find it visibly and confirm it's the one by 
> listening to audio from my home receiver via some wireless link, 
> correlating to cycles of the light. No? Just wondering here.
> 73, Paul

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