[AMRadio] Bad Static Problem

Vince Wesa Werber ka1iic at prexar.com
Tue Feb 1 13:22:37 EST 2005

Was is snowing when you heard this???  The dry air of winter can cause static 
discharge in your antenna/receiver...

Just a thought


On Tuesday 01 February 2005 08:48 am, Schichler, Alfred wrote:
> I just started getting an intermittent noise problem on several bands that
> runs from s-9 to about 20 over. It's especially bad on 40 meters,
> but I can hear it on 80 and 160 pretty good too. Not too bad on the higher
> bands. Sometimes it is just one or two pops per second, then it changes to
> as much as about 50 or more pops per second, then slowly back again.
> Sometimes only one every few seconds. This is very annoying, because the
> main receiver I use does not have a noise blanker, and the noise limiter
> doesn't do a whole lot.
> I was wondering if that sounds like anything similar to the noise any of
> you other guys have been getting. (Maybe from power lines?)
> I can't hear it at all on a portable AM broadcast band receiver, so it
> might be difficult to track down without getting the power company
> involved. Thanks for any help.
> Al, NE2D
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