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So were moving house. Lovely house with a huge back garden so lots of space for dipoles my imax and maybe another beam who knows. My concern is the house comes with damn solar panels. Now if i had my way i would rip them down and chuck them out but the missus wont let me. Has anyone experienced any QRM with them because im worried im going to be hit with 30+ of noise right through the HF band.

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You may just have to suck it and see. Some people have loads of issues, others its absolutely a none-issue. Suppose it depends on the quality of the install and components used :-/
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I know nothing about them but i heard they can be turned off so if i have to do that everytime i want to use the radio thats what il will have to do. Or rip them off the roof while she is out and hope she dont look up.
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The solar panels themselves does not make any QRM, but the regulator and/or inverter might, depending on technology and quality...

I have some panels charging a 12 Volt battery bank with a Tristar PWM regulator, and that regulator makes a 400Hz hum on my radio when the sun shines and the bank are almost full, but it's quiet otherwise...

I also have a cheap inverter that makes horrible QRM, and a more expensive one that is quiet as a mouse... ;)

If your solar system are an approved grid-tied system, then it should be quiet?
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Update. We moved house and after a few days I set up my radios and chucked my Sirio GM up. No QRM at all so happy days.
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No QRM is a great news !
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That just means that your solar panels aren't working lol ;)

That's great news, long may your radio-using days continue!
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Yeah but I have lost my shack so all I got now is my Yaesu FT757GXII and my Lincoln set up in the corner of the dining room and my GM on the line post. Time to buy a shed and insulate it properly. I checked the solar panel controls and they are on so im happy.
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Solar panels ? Wheres the new house ? The bahamas ? :lol:
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Admittedly, we need rain and cloud panels in this country :)

Shed-wise: get minimum 1/2" tanalized thick tongue and groove or shiplap boarding, insulate with 2" thick, foil-lined insulation foam panels (if the shed frame is deep enough that is, otherwise as thick as will fit it), then 1/2" plasterboard screwed all over it. It'll further insulate it, allow you to paint it, soundproof it a bit better and be more fire resistant ;)
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