[RFI] Noise location tools

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Tue Jan 16 23:53:58 EST 2018

On 1/16/2018 8:36 PM, W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:
> Other than the ultra sonic dish I have most of the other pieces parts.


Understand that the dish helps zero in on the specific piece of the 
system that's arcing. But that's the power company's job, and by 
identifying the pole or the immediate area where the problem is, they'll 
find it. And doing their work for them is unlikely to get it fixed any 
faster. Indeed, power companies are fairly willing to come out and 
troubleshoot a problem if they think it might be dangerous or indicate 
equipment failure that could lead to a system event. But getting it 
fixed can be a very different matter, because the working groups and 
managers responsible for do that are often rewarded for using less of 
their annual budgets, so if it isn't judged likely to cause any problem 
other than in your radio, it's very unlikely that it will be fixed.

73, Jim K9YC

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