RRA EP 31 Horrific Noise Level

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RRA EP 31 Noise Level

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  • Main Topic working with a new ham Don in Oregon who is having noise issues on HF
  • Kenwood TS 940
  • MFJ EFHW Antenna
  • Don lacks proactive Elmers
  • Working to get involved in Emcomm
  • Noise Source
  • Power Lines in his front yard
  • 63 foot long wire antenna
  • Antenna height 20 feet off the ground
  • broad side to Greenland and Australia
  • Radio has more buttons and switches than you can shake a stick at
  • Possibly overwhelming for a new ham
  • I started on a Kenwood TS 130
  • Look for noise sources in the house
  • Vampire Devices
  • Check the receive by monitoring HF Nets on 40 Meters
  • Solar Cycle is at a low easier to monitor 40 meters
  • Received Japanese Broadcast and some California
  • Antenna Orientation
  • Trying to figure out if it is the Antenna or the Rig
  • NVIS
  • “Everything we do is practice for something else in amateur radio”
  • Richard’s Story Time
  • Back to working the problem
  • Horizontal antenna better for noisy situations
  • Reorient the antenna
  • At least a quarter wave off the ground
  • build your own antenna
  • Richard’s Story Time
  • Spool was 500 to 1000 feet I miss spoke
  • 3905 Century Club
  • Find a Elmers no matter where you have to look
  • Contact us for help at one of the links below

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About the Author

Richard KB5JBV has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He has held positions with the America Radio Relay League including but not limited to Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Kaufman County Texas, Volunteer Examiner and Technical Specialist in the North Texas section.

Richard has also served as RACES assistant radio officer for the city of Mesquite, Tx. and among numerous other duties Including club president for the HAM Association of Mesquite Texas.

1 comment

  1. Michael D Bolton - Reply

    Re Don’s predicament: Perhaps for Emcomm, a dedicated antenna (dipole) for the band(s)/frequency(ies) of interest, trimmed for best results. For his endfed allband antenna, I’d recommend adding an earth ground (ground rod, cold-water pipe). Some endfed-with-transformer designs “say” that a ground is not needed, and/or that the feedline shield “functions as a counterpoise.” To me, this is an invitation to RFI, TVI, and RF in the shack.

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