Thursday, February 24, 2011

Power Pole Arcing

Alabama Power came out to the house today to locate the source of the broad
banded "frying noise" I hear. The rep began with a receiver and yagi antenna
in an effort to narrow down the source. Once it was determined to be "close", she
began to "listen" to each pole with her parabolic mic. The following picture shows
the location of the arcing on the pole right outside the shack!
Click on the video below the picture to hear the arcing on the pole as detected
by their parabolic mic.

The video camera was unable to focus. However, you can hear the sound of the arcing as picked up
by the parabolic mic and you can see the red light come on signaling the sound of the arcing.

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