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Re: Unusual request for recording in MA

Subject: Re: Unusual request for recording in MA
From: "picnet2" picnet2
Date: Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:52 pm ((PST))
If she has a recorder, ask for the recordings and post them online for
all to listen too, and more importantly analyze.  The recorders noise
spikes can be equalized out to get a flat reference level or determined
from different parts of the recording.

Is the noise outside, inside?
any faulty equipment, tv on the blink?, Is there a local power substation
close? - Is the area using over head power lines?

A walk around the property with a recorder may reveal rather a lot...


--- In  "Bruce" <> wrote:
> I had an unusual request from a woman in western Massachusetts to
> record an irritating sound emanating from what she claims to be an
> interaction between power lines and or DSL lines around their rural
> home. I know this has nothing to do about nature sounds, but she
> needs someone with low noise equipment, like what us nature
> recordists often own, to be able to make a referenced recording that
> she can use to get the noise abated. She tried using a Zoom H4, but
> those recorders are known for having noise spikes from inside the
> recorder. I think she has been analyzing the spikes from the recorder
> and not the noise source. She had someone over there with an Edirol
> R4 with Sony microphones, but I don't think those are going to work.
> The noise is loud enough to be heard, but not as loud as a
> conversation. The noise apparently is not isolated to her home, but
> also around the community. Everyone who visits their home hears the
> sounds. It is loud enough to keep them up at night and appears to be
> disturbing animals in the area as well. So, if there is anyone around
> the western Massachusetts area with very low noise microphones and
> very low noise recorders that would be interested in taking a visit
> over there to make the referenced recording, please let me know and I
> will relay your information. She might be willing to pay a recording
> fee. It is a bit far out of my way.
> Yeah, I said it was an unusual request.
> Thanks,
> Bruce Rutkoski
> Owner
> Ravenna, Ohio

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