Today Tom OE2ATN and me Wolf OE2WNL where on Sota tour with our snowshoes. We headed for 3 summits - as the weather forecast said rain/snow at noontime we started early.
When we reached the 2nd summit it started snowing (Graupel). There we recognised a cracking noise coming out of the buddypole coil and out of my skiing pole!! - awesome and scary - holding my skiing pole horizontal the cracking noise got louder - moving the pole lower the noise got more silent.
We have never experienced such an effect - but it was scary as we got electro shock when touching the coax plug - I mean I know that on the antennas there can be electric shock - but once you touched it it’s gone - but today every time we touched it made an electric shock - we immediatly unpluged it from the rig and brought the antenna down.
Then we made our 4 QSO’s with the handheld VX-7 but again within just the 30cm of antenna the cracking noise there again!!
We tried to make a video out of this which is available here:
You can find the complete blog post here:
Have you ever experienced such an effect? Interested in your comments.
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