[TowerTalk] RFI Radius vs Ant Height

Mike Brown k9mi at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 2 22:10:40 EDT 2006

Are you saying you cause RFI to 60 or 70 homes? Am I missing something here?

Mike K9MI

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Turner" <dezrat at copper.net>
To: "Pat Barthelow" <aa6eg at hotmail.com>
Cc: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 01 32
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] RFI Radius vs Ant Height

> On Wed, 02 Aug 2006 17:17:23 -0700, you wrote:
>>Question is:
>>What has others experience been while running KW level HF stations, as to
>>typical or maximum distances from your station tower/antenna, to homes
>>experiencing objectionable RFI to various home electronics.  If say, 500
>>feet, in my case I may irritate 60 or 70 households.  If the RFI affected
>>radius is larger, I am in even more trouble with neighbors..
>>Raising the antenna from, (small multiband yagi) say, a  modest 40 ft to,
>>say 70 feet... will that ameliorate the neighborhood  RFI very much for an
>>HF KW?
> You will soon be meeting a lot of your neighbors. I had the same
> situation and it was more than unpleasant. In fact, that is one of the
> main reasons I moved 99% of my operations to RTTY. Of all the common
> HF modes, RTTY is probably the least likely to cause interference of
> any kind, either TVI or audio rectification.
>>Maybe I should think towards building a club/Public Service/Contest 
>>station at a location near, but out of subdivision 
> Or moving to the desert, as I did. :-)
> Bill, W6WRT
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