[TowerTalk] Towers/Antennas Near 138kV Transmission Lines

K8RI on TowerTalk K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Mon Aug 14 23:43:46 EDT 2006

> way.
>> My experience has been the opposit.  There is an HV transmission line
>> about
>> a half mile to the NE at its closest.
> There is another thing I have noticed about some power lines.
> At a local campground where we camp, there are some power lines just as 
> you
> go into the campground.  When listening to the AM radio, the signal always
> gets much stronger as I drive right under the lines.  I've always wondered
> what would happen if I sat under them with a mobile and transmitted. 
> Maybe
> it would act like an amp :-)  73

Maybe they have BPL, you are getting into it, their amps are adding power to 
your signals, and the power lines are acting like a really big antenna for 
you on transmit and receive.<:-))

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2

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