[RFI] 15 M noise

EDWARDS, EDDIE J eedwards at oppd.com
Thu May 19 09:11:42 EDT 2016

To expand on Mr. Martin's points, in the ARRL's "RFI Book" the first chapter has excellent recommendations on Personal Diplomacy that every ham should read and learn from.  Doesn't matter which direction the RFI is coming from, diplomacy is the key to getting a good resolution.  

73, de ed -K0iL

-----Original Message-----
From: RFI [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Michael C Martin
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:54 AM

Hello Mike, its not likely to be a 24/7 arc in a house and much more likely 
to be a light or TV. If you'd like to call me I'll go over the approach I 
would take in this situation. And they are correct, don't mention the FCC 
or any other authority at this point. Treat it as if you were in their shoes. 

Mike Martin

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On May 18, 2016 6:33:04 PM "Mike Wetzel" <w9re at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have had a broadband noise only detectable on 15 meters when my top
> antenna (160') is pointed NE.  It is not super strong (S6) and weaker on the
> lower yagis.  I have had this noise for 8 months now and it has been  24/7,
> rain or shine no change.  It sounded like power line noise but today it was
> confirmed by my power company as coming from a house about 1200' away from
> my antenna.  The house is in a completely underground area.  I took a K3
> with a mobile antenna over in front of the offending house this afternoon
> and the noise registered S6 on my K3 where normal noise was S3 and not heard
> on any other bands although I did not change mobile antennas.
> Does anyone have any ideas what it might be.  The utility is going to
> contact the homeowner next week in my behalf.  Obviously you can see my
> towers/antennas from this house.

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