Interesting. The meters in this town (municipal power company) would not
likely be the culprits, but the Worcester city line is about 1/2km away.
That's National Grid territory, and they have begun using signalling
On 3/30/2015 6:22 PM, Laurence KL7 L wrote:
We get these here too - most of the dots and dashes appear at repetitive
times every day - related to (mostly!) power meter "Turtles" in peoples
meters which inject signals back to the local substation across the
110/240/7.5Kw transformers - it used to be horrid at 137kHZ - and I
managed to get the electrical utility to revert back a manual reading
meter at home- and then installed a whole house RF filter ( 2 x 220A)
on incoming supply which helped a little more -
I still get the interference but its a lot better, that and choking
the incoming Cable tv cable outside in the roadside podium with a large
"J" ferrite with 15T - that helped clear up a load of VLF noise too -
Cant fix the fenceless dog interference yet... :-(
Unless its Aliens again....
Laurence KL7L We2XPQ etc
> Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:44 -0400
> From: [email protected]
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: LF: LF tonite
> > Wonder what the little dash below Stefan's "F" was... possibly
> > from some MFSK PLC system? We sometimes seem to find a number of
> > unexplained scattered dashes on North American QRSS spectrograms.
> I watched the entire band for a while this afternoon, and homed in on
> the 136.552 kHz frequency range below, after seeing some "dash"
> activity. Interesting.
> John, W1TAG