Cape Ann Repeater Interference Identified

Cape Ann ARA logoCurtis Wright, AA3JE writes:

You may have noted some interference on the [145.13 MHz] repeater this week. Our crack repeater committee has been working on it and Ralph, Chuck, Briggs, Dick Copethorne spent several hours prowling Gloucester with directional antennas to good effect!

Two power poles near the repeater have been generating very large amounts of power-line noise and de-sensing the repeater. Using direction-finding techniques, they found the poles and we will be notifying the power company.

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