[RFI] Chasing RFI

David Robbins k1ttt at arrl.net
Sun Oct 18 15:05:59 EDT 2015

Keep doing what you were doing, but expand the search area until you can get
it on vhf.  If its s9 across all of hf it must go higher also.  does w2irt
have anything rotate able on 10m or higher to see if there is a preferred
direction to start in?  

David Robbins K1TTT
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-----Original Message-----
From: RFI [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Charlie Gallo
Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2015 15:51
To: rfi at contesting.com
Subject: [RFI] Chasing RFI

Hi Gang,
OK, some questions on chasing some RFI

A  few  weeks ago, my friend Pete (W2IRT) started getting really NASTY RFI
-  broad  band (you can hear it from 160 up to around 10m) on his home rig,
and it is S9+

Yesterday,  I went over there with my Tecsun 660, and started looking.
First  the  good/bad  news,  powering off the house made NO difference (did
find a small secondary source of a particular peak, but..)

Anyway,  I  found  (based  on antenna) that I was best off starting on 40m,
and started walking, and in one direction it seemed to get louder (but  NOT
necessarily move the S meter more) - got to one area where I could  finally
hear  it  on 28Mhz (AM) - with the antenna UP, but not extended, right near
a pole with LOTS of disconnects and other 'stuff'
up  top,  but  when  I went back later, I could NOT pick up the signal there
on  28,  but  could on 21Mhz.  I never got to the point I could hear it on
Air band

Now  Pete  has  had  to call PSE&G once before, they came out, waved a small
handheld  around  for  about  5  mins  from  his  property, and announced
"Not  our  gear"  and left.  As it takes months for them to respond, we want
to get to the point where we can get a lot closer

Any ideas how to proceed from here?
(BTW,  the signal shifts somewhat with wind gusts - can make an 2 unit

73 de KG2V - Charles Gallo
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