[RFI] Anyone ID the cause of this rain-initiated RFI?

qrv at kd4e.com qrv at kd4e.com
Thu Apr 2 18:24:19 EDT 2015

Got tied up with pounding some fence posts after the
rain stopped - then some family stuff - a bit of a
breeze and no more rain, so all quiet now.

Next time I'll chase it right away.

Thanks - David

> Probably an insulator arcing... though it could be anything electrical that
> got some water in it.  track it quick because it may go away as soon as it
> dries out, then will be back next time it rains.
> David Robbins K1TTT
> e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
> web: http://wiki.k1ttt.net
> AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://k1ttt.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RFI [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of qrv at kd4e.com
> Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2015 20:48
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> Subject: [RFI] Anyone ID the cause of this rain-initiated RFI?
> It's been generally RFI-quiet here ...
> Just got 0.16" of sudden downpour a little earlier and came inside.
> Turned on the rig and from 550kHz - 14+mHz I heard this in AM mode:
> http://kd4e.com/kd4e-audio/recording-2april2015.mp3
> I did not hear it on 17m or higher on my IC-7200 using the ZeroFive 43'
> vertical.
> Anyone recognize the sound's likely source, please?
> Thanks - David KD4E


*David* KD4E
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