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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. Jay Mojave

    Jay Mojave Well-Known Member

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    Hello All: Great reply DJboutit thanks. I have also a neighbor with solar cell RFI but its not bad, it shows up every 200 Kc, so while tuning the Ham or CB Bands a small signal every 200 Kc shows up on the spectrum display. So I am getting use it as a frequency marker and it doesn't really interfere with anything. But power line noise at times is pretty bad. Thanks again. Time to put beam back up.



    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
     
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  2. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    Powerline noise for sure
     
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  3. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    Plink the insulators with a 22
     
  4. 357

    357 Walkin' the dog

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    even the online sdr 20 miles away has it.
    Its like they are purposely using the lines to shut down radio communication

     
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  5. 144inBama

    144inBama Electricity doesn't kill you, ignorance does.

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    I was getting that on 38 LSB a day or so ago in places I've never had issues before, I figured it was just solar disruption or something.
     
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  6. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    I haven't really given much attention to this subject but this morning there's some really nasty stuff all through 11 meter. Is it related to this? Not really sure but the nasty Interference is here today....
     
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  7. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Noise was way up today. Only big strappers coming through.
     
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  8. 357

    357 Walkin' the dog

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    thanks for the replies.
    I tracked it to the power lines.
    Never had this before
     
  9. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Being in the metro Los Angeles area, noise for us could be almost anything.
     
  10. Alan Blackmon

    Alan Blackmon Well-Known Member

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    We have solar panels going up all around me in the sub-division. Looking at the display on my 7300 you can see them. I think it is going to get much worse. The filtering on these things must be non-existent. Time for me to take the radio out to the woods and see what happens. POTA comes to mind.
     
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  11. dxing.bruce

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    I have the same noise here in Toronto. Canada on & off the past month or so. Some days it's strong other days not so much. I think it's sun spots or other atmospheric noise.
     
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  12. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    Man, that sounds like the same garbage I'm hearing through the base receivers here in Texas. I went as far as going through the house with the handheld trying to find the noise, even thought it could have been mine or the neighbors central air units but nada..... Took a ride around the block with the handheld to see if it would get stronger around the transformers but nothing suspect.
     
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  13. cralt

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    I guess the sun is doing lots of stuff. Maybe the skip is carrying all noise from the wrecked power grid down in LA all over. :confused:
    I had that real nasty noise up here in Connecticut this morning also but now its quite. It wasn't a local thing I was up on the highway for about an hour and I had it the whole way.
     
  14. Jay Mojave

    Jay Mojave Well-Known Member

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    Local Noise yeah.... The locals distinguished radio guys were complaining about bacon sizzling type noise all over the bands and all over the place location wise.

    I built a crude magnetic loop and antenna and drove all over the place figuring it was power line noise or something inducing noise into the power lines. I found that when I was underneath the High Voltage Lines I could hear the noise louder. These High Voltage Lines are the highest power lines on the poles and on steel towers.

    I could not pin point or DF ( Direction Find ) the noise, as it was every were/direction. I am sure many who drove by while I was trying to DF the noise thought I was a looney, use to that.

    So maybe it was solar noise of some sort. It only lasted a few weeks ragging havoc on all the HF Bands. Many dropped their antenna and looked them over, some even changed their coax. I drove all over even out into the Mojave Desert and still could hear it. Maybe a high voltage problem some were or solar noise, I just don't know.

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
     
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  15. 357

    357 Walkin' the dog

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    I used a walkie talkie to track the buzz to the power pole. there is some PLC crap too but this power line noise is nasty.

    https://www.cypress.com/applications/power-line-communication
     

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