[WriteLog] RE: Ionic Breeze
eric at hilding.com
Tue May 18 00:52:40 EDT 2004
On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, Art Searle W2NRA wrote:
> I was considering buying an Ionic Breeze filter until I held an AM radio
> within a few feet of it. I could hear significant hash on the radio. I
> didn't want to buy one only to find out that it increased my current HF
> noise level. So, Rick, my question is did your filters increase your noise
> level? I'm sure others would be interested as well.
So sorry for the delay...I forgot to check the WriteLog filtered folder on
the Unix for a couple of weeks ;-(
YIKES!!! I never thought of associating some "new" QRM with the Ionic
Breeze (like, "DUH!" on me).
Now I know where some of the "spurious spikes" are originating from!!!
I have the (Germidical Protection version) unit set on MAX/High.
Just ran a quick band test. The unit is about 18 inches from where the
TS-870S is on the desk.
160m - Spikes about 2khz wide at one spot in the CW band range when the
unit does it's periodic cycle
80m - Ditto
40m - No problem
30m - No problem
20m - Spikes in a couple of places
17m - No problem
15m - No problem
12m - Spikes LOUD
10m - Nuts...can't remember ;-(
I do notice the air quality is "different" (and better).
A solution would be, of course, to run the Ionic Breeze non-stop EXCEPT
for when you're on the air :-)
Hope this helps. Your question sure helped me here !!!
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