Given the windstorms in my rural subdivision, I typically encounter (hear and sometimes see) a poor pole-pig connection and/or bad insulator issue every year or two in my neighborhood. I've found that broadband noise to travel 1 to three blocks from the affected pole. Mostly, the affected and radiating "poles" can be identified by driving the streets and using your car's AM radio. My electric company has been rather responsive to customer trouble calls. YMMV.
Most of the time, my noise level, even on 75M and 160M, is around no more than S2 to S3. On the higher bands, it is S1.
Rural life isn't so bad.
Originally Posted by W7KKK
Last edited by NL7W; 01-31-2013 at 12:49 AM.
Not in but around Palmer, Alaska