[VHFcontesting] Re: RFI/Power line noise problem

cboone at earthlink.net cboone at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 18 22:14:45 EDT 2002

Contact Riley Hollinsworth at the FCC...

Riley at FCC.gov is his email address...

THE FCC (and RILEY!) is getting tough on utilities and their
noisy lines....(I used to be a RFI/TVI troubleshooter for one
of the largest power companies in the US now.....but they too
have gotten lax!)....

Riley will get them off their fat a$$es.
Go get em!


John Geiger wrote:
> Turning to the reflectors for some help in this
> problem.  I seem to have a decent amount of static
> (s5-6) at times on HF (especially 30 meters and below)
> and on 6 meters.  I even bought a FT100D to use on the
> reputation of its noise blanker,and the NB does work
> on it at times.  Other times it even overcomes the NB.
>  I called the local power company who came out to
> check for power line noise-using some equipment that
> received in the VHF range.  They found nothing from
> power lines, but did locate 1 house several blocks
> away that was throwing out some static-it isn't this
> house that is affecting me as we tried some tests
> yesterday turning off their power, etc.
> The power companies conclusion is "Sorry, it is not
> our lines, we can do nothing more, good luck."  So
> what do I do now?  This noise is frustrating at best,
> and really interfering with my receiving at worst.  I
> am not ready to conclude that it is not power line
> noise, as it seems to me that most people with line
> noise problems, get them in the lower HF range, not in
> the VHF range like the power companies equipment
> tested.
> I have tried to locate the offending source in my own
> house, and nothing here seems to be causing it.  Cant
> seem to null it out using my miniquad-it seems to be
> coming from all directions and it is worse still on my
> G5RV dipole.
> I do have some noise on 2 meters, not as bad, that is
> coming from the NE-I can null this with my 13B2.  I
> also can't figure out what this is, or if the two are
> related.
> Anyone else been through something like this, and any
> help or ideas?
> 73s John NE0P

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