Contacting Eversource re Power Line Noise

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    Kevin Gray
    Kevin Gray
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    I routinely see S7 to S9 noise levels on 75m and 60m, and noise can be a problem at my QTH up to 2m.  I just about have enough information to contact Eversource with an RFI complaint.  Has anyone been through this process?

    #2748
    Fred Kemmerer
    Fred Kemmerer
    Keymaster

    Hi Kevin,

    I have not been down this path but I would think that Eversource has a number that you can use on their website. Before you do this, you’ll want to be sure that the source of noise is not from your home or from a neighbor. You can rule you QTH out by shutting off your mains and then confirming that the noise is still present with a battery powered receiver. I have found that lots of things in our home cause similar noise signatures to those from power lines so this is a good thing to check first. A friend with a mobile HF station may be able to help you to scope out potential sources in your neighborhood. Let us know what you learn as you work through the process of resolving your noise problems.

     

    73,

    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society

    ab1oc@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

    #2961
    Dennis Marandos
    Dennis Marandos
    Participant

    Kevin, I also had a very high noise level and it got to the point where I was going to climb the power myself and fix it right. Well, perhaps that was a bit too much but it need attention!

    At the time it was NH Public Service and I called their service line for help. I was put in contact with a fellow who asked all the obvious questions and I answered them with the obvious answers. I asked him to come visit and see what my excitement was all about and he agreed to come in a few days.

    When he arrived, I took my portable AM radio and tuned into the worse possible hash you could imagine and we both walked the neighborhood locating the faulty insulator. Overall, it was very productive for I not only found the cause of the loudest, troubling insulator but also found several more in my neighborhood causing the noise. The RFI power service specialist, with in two weeks, cured the hash and I was back again in full swing sending and copying CW. By the way, I showed him the shack and when he saw the layout, he knew I wasn’t just pulling his leg with a crank call and his coming was a legislate request.

     

     

    - Dennis (K1LGQ)
    President Emeritus, Nashua Area Radio Club

    k1lgqdennis@charter.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

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