Ok, that would be Ham Radio Outlet, a.k.a. HRO. Here is the web site; http://www.hamradio.com/ The top of the page includes a sublink for 'store location', listing stores across the US. I chose Denver, Colorado, as being sort of 'middle' US, and the following link; http://www.hamradio.com/web/stores/denver.html gives an 800 number; (800) 444-9476 but they won't be open til tomorrow. Actually, if you want to reach someone sooner, here's the link for the HRO in Vermont; http://www.hamradio.com/web/stores/woodbrid.html which lists a phone number of; (800) 444-4799 so you can call them a couple of hours sooner. It also lists an email address, store address, etc. You can follow the above links to find other HRO stores in the US, all of which should have 800 numbers and email links. You want to know about radio/radiation interferance, these people eat, sleep, breath, and think that kind of information. They can tell you forwards, backwards, operational (push this button, pull that switch...), theory (sine waves, impedance, etc.) any way you like. If one store doesn't have someone talkative enough to give you just exactly the info you need, just call a different one and start over again. One of them is bound to turn up a real talker. HAM radio is all about radios and talking anyways. Suggested discussion topics to pursue over a ham radio connection for beginners and pros alike are, what kind of gear you're using, how it performs, what problems you've run into, and so on. Just what you're asking about. BTW, HAM radio is into sending and receiving using personal computers linked to amateur radios, so they will not feel it is out of their field at all to discuss your kind of question. So if anyone says 'we only do ham radio', he's off-base and just call another HRO. If you need more stores and numbers, I'll see what I can come up with. Hope this helps. Roland "Robert Carneal carnealr-at-adelphia.net |24hoursupport/1.0-Allow|" wrote: > > > <Copy> > FYI, never ground to a gas line, and not to pvc water, or sewer line. Steel > water pipe is okay. Our power box has a ground rod, which is a 8 to 10 foot > steel rod about one inch diameter, plated with copper, pounded straight > into the ground, with a special clamp attached to the top end, where you > can screw down the end of a copper wire, and it has such a wire coming down > from the power box. A HAM radio is grounded to such a rod. But please talk > to the HAM radio store guys. They're very knowledgeable. > <End> > Thanks for responding. I will not ground to a gas line; I have a deep > appreciation for natural gas. The office is grounded to the copper plated > rod outside. > > I don't live in a tiny town or anything, but it is a smallish city (pop > 42,000). In the phone book there is not a mention of a HAM radio store. > Hmm, is there a way I can find HAM user in town somehow? Are they listed, > registered somewhere? I am sure we have some. HAM operators sound more > knowledgeable than sales people at Radio Shack <g>. > > Thank you. > > Robert > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.