Mon, 04 Sep 2000 23:08:28 -0400
I believe that if it interferes with reception of a _local_ broadcast
station, then the FCC should step in. But I am no specialist in this matter.
Possibly Paul Rinaldo could give his opinion.
George Lemaster wrote:
> Yes, very interesting. The noise seems to be very strong in front of 1880
> Howard Ave on 600kHz, particularly at the left end. At the rear of the
> building noise is also very strong and seems to have an additional 60 Hz
> component. (UPS?) The noise seems to continue fairly strong going south on
> Old Courthouse near Tycon 1 building, on that side of Old Courthouse, pehaps
> one block away, but does not seem to be coming from Tycon 1 building. It is
> stronger near the street. It could be carried on the overhead telco wires,
> but where the telco trunks split and go across Old Courthouse the signal
> seemed to drop off. It did not seem to be on the powerline wires.
> Could be DSL, it did seem to have a data type sound, but I don't know what
> DSL sounds like.
> As to the FCC , I suppose there is no problem in informing them, but will
> they be at all interested in our complaint when it is not affecting us
> directly, that is, at our station location or home?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Andre' Kesteloot <email@example.com>
> To: Tacos, AMRAD <firstname.lastname@example.org>; lf, AMRAD <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, September 04, 2000 12:51 PM
> Subject: Noise source
> > For those of you traveling through the Tysons Corner area
> > (Northern Virginia, just outside the I-495 Beltway at 9
> > o'clock), there is an experiment that awaits your
> > investigations.
> > If you drive in a NW direction on Old Courthouse Road and
> > approach its intersection with Rt. 123, you will see Howard
> > Avenue on your right. At that point, you will find, should
> > you be listening on AM, either to WMAL 630 or to WTOP on
> > 1500 KHz, that your reception is almost totally obliterated
> > by a AM noise source.
> > Questions:
> > a) what is the source?
> > b) should someone complain to the FCC?
> > (IMHO, if we, amateur operators, do not chase sources of
> > noise, we will soon be unable to do anything of SW, because
> > ISDN, ADSL etc. will have taken over the airwaves)
> > 73
> > Andre' N4ICK