[TowerTalk] Towers/Antennas Near 138kV Transmission Lines

Norm Duxbury duxburyn at bellsouth.net
Mon Aug 14 21:10:51 EDT 2006

Of course, you must approach this on a case-by-case basis.  But it has been
my experience during house/QTH hunting over the years, that most of the high
voltage transmission lines are quiet except when one is located immediately
under them.  It's the poorly maintained lower voltage ones that radiate most
of the garbage.  Also, be wary of electric fences.

Bottom line, take your transceiver along in your car and do a spectrum
survey for each QTH that interests you.  When you find the QTH you really
want, do more surveys at different times of day.  It's the only way you'll
really know.

73, Norm, W1MO

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Burke" <wi5a at sbcglobal.net>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 15:26
Subject: [TowerTalk] Towers/Antennas Near 138kV Transmission Lines

> In my search for property on which to build a new home we have come across
> several lots that are in proximity to 138kV overhead distribution systems.
> One lot, in particular, is within 150 ft of such lines (there's a lot
> between the one we are looking at and the lines). Obviously, I would not
> construct a tower/antenna system in such a manner as to come in contact
> these lines. What is the collective experience of the group. anything in
> particular to consider or would you steer away from such property
> I plan to operate everything from 160-2m with primary interest being DX.
> >From an RFI standpoint I have heard that such lines can actually be
> than residential distribution. True?
> Larry Burke
> Friendswood, Texas
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