[AMRadio] Receiver Noise Reduction Devices


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Fri Jan 25 11:26:41 EST 2008


I live in a senior apartment complex. In the courtyard they have three
orange arc lamps of some kind that come on at sundown and turn off at
sunrise. They wipe out the 80M band for me. But I am afraid to bitch about
them. I will get told if I don't like it to move.

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Anthony W. DePrato" <wa4jqs at mikrotec.com>
To: "Mike Duke, K5XU" <k5xu at comcast.net>; "Discussion of AM Radio in the
Amateur Service" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Receiver Noise Reduction Devices


> At 08:26 PM 1/24/2008, you wrote:
> >I'm looking for a way to reduce a received noise which is being back-fed
> >into a nearby powerline from something inside a house about a block away.
> >I've been working with my power company, and we are in agreement that it
is
> >coming from the owner's side of the meter.
> >snip
>
> Mike:
> A few years back i my receivers were wiped out by a line noise. the
> power company was great with their help finding it. we spent about 2
> hrs checking lines it was weird . they could pick it up on their
> lines for about 3 miles. they started cutting out sections of line
> till they found it was on the section 1/4 miles from my house. they
> killed both ends and still it was on the dead line. so they started
> pulling meters in each house on that section. came to a guy who had a
> barn and a dog run outside his barn. pulled his meter and WAM it was
> gone. well they found that he had a electric fence around his dog log
> and the barn was across the road from his house. with a power drop
> going to the barn from his garage. they looked inside his garage and
> guess what they found a wire coming off a fence charger going to the
> ground wire on the power drop. then across the road they found
> another wire coming off the ground down to the fence. he was using
> the power companies ground wire to power his fence. needless to say
> they cut everything out pulled his meter and left a note for him to
> come to the office if he wanted power restored. .
> this is just something to think about. also i have found that the new
> light bulbs they say are so cost saving are noise generators of the
> highest level. xyl bought some and the shack is a shop about 100 feet
> from the house . had to go in and remove all of them.
> good luck
> 73 Tony
>
>
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