[AMRadio] Bad Static Problem


Schichler, Alfred ASchichler at microwavedata.com
Tue Feb 1 14:24:44 EST 2005


No, it wasn't snowing, but it was cold. Are you saying it might be because
it wasn't snowing, and the air was very dry?
Or that the snow might be causing it? I have a vertical antenna (Butternut)
with an MFJ lightning arrestor in line, so I think that is supposed to
discharge static that builds up.



-----Original Message-----
From: Vince Wesa Werber [mailto:ka1iic at prexar.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 1:23 PM
To: Discussion of AM Radio
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Bad Static Problem


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

Just a thought

73
vince
ka1iic



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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