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Nasty static showing up all over town...anyone else?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by 357, Apr 30, 2021.

  1. 357

    357 Walkin' the dog

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    Never heard it before but its everywhere like its coming in on the powerlines or something.
    It seems to shift to different areas of the valley too.



    21-30mhz is the worst areas of the band
     
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  2. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Sounds like typical noise in SoCal.
     
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  3. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    I thought it was something in the panhandle because it's been nasty for a couple of days here. My thoughts were on our grid here but that's only speculation.
     
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  4. The Howler

    The Howler Active Member

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    Same here, last 3 days or so in Western wa.
     
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  5. Keto

    Keto Member

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    That's strange, really strange. I'll watch this one.
     
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  6. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Wet weather: Dirty insulators on utility lines.

    Dry weather: Rotted ground rods connected to pole transformers.

    73
     
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  7. HighPlainsDrifter$

    HighPlainsDrifter$ 307 WYYOMING

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    I have found massive amounts of static ever since I converted the garage lighting to LED. Mess's with CB and stereo when the garage lights are on, maybe inherent of LED or might be just the china garbage we are forced to endure. I don't know which it is but it is bad.
     
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  8. Jay Mojave

    Jay Mojave Well-Known Member

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    Yep thats power line noise all right. Being out here in the Mojave Desert with high winds and land scattering sand and dust all the time, the lines and insulators get dirty and arc causing RFI all over the bands. Its all over the place and many times have to drive some what out of town to find a quiet place. I have called the power company many times and complained, and I even tell them what pole its coming from.

    The latest noise is a pole about 150 feet from me, while listening to the noise in my 1977 luxury truck I slam the pole with a sledge hammer and the noise quits for a moment. I don't share that with the power company.

    They have fixed about 5 noisy RFI problems in the local area. They showed up for the pole just across the street once, I came out and talked to them, There attitude was "go away son you bother me" but they fixed it so I cant complain I guess.

    I bought a new Icom 7300 about 6 months ago, and it has a impressive noise cancelling functions Noise Blanker and ANL that works quit well. Looking into a some ferrites for the coax.....

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
     
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  9. Christopher17

    Christopher17 LongStride

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    Had 7/9db and up static here in Central Texas starting in March, log book blank except for couple days where it cleared, no difference with base or mobil, conditions have gone from dry to wet with no change
     
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  10. d4xycrq

    d4xycrq Member

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    Dead quiet in FN20, southeastern PA between Allentown and Reading. I do have the occasional burst of static from loose connections at the pole, or dirty insulators. Usually during high winds.
     
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  11. Jay Mojave

    Jay Mojave Well-Known Member

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    Hearing static noise also when the power line noise quits. Think its coming in as skip and stays pretty much in the radio for a few hours.

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
     
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  12. DJboutit

    DJboutit Active Member

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    Also if you within 200ft of a weed grown house you can get nasty static to
     
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  13. Jay Mojave

    Jay Mojave Well-Known Member

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    What does a weed growing house sound like????

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
     
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  14. DJboutit

    DJboutit Active Member

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    Here is more info http://www.arrl.org/grow-light-rfi

    Its sounds like a mid level buzzing sound I heard one once for about 15 seconds
     
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  15. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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