Map for north Island gas pipeline can be found here
There is a significant pipeline running through Auckland, where I am situated most of the time. Where I hear the hum loudest and most constant is in Onemana
about 100km north of the town Tauranga (which can be seen on the map). It appears to have no close pipelines, the nearest would be approx 100km away from Onemana. Interestingly, I spent some time recently in Christchurch middle of the South Island, where I heard no hum over the period of a week. Christchurch has had significant seismic activity recently. I don't believe gas is piped to the south Island.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, <c_o_p_s_ne@...> wrote:
Geoff. Check your natural gas pipeline maps and see where you are relative to them. Let me know. Nz is going thru a large expansion I understand.
I assume your on the north island?
Sent from Steve's iPhone and I appologize for typo's
On Aug 30, 2013, at 10:47 AM, <geoffcarlaw@...> wrote:
Hi, I'm Geoff and I live in Howick Auckland. I started hearing the HUM about 6 months ago with all the same initial responses ie.. check all power supplies and go outside to try and echo locate the source. It came from everywhere and again it is more intense at night. I am 39 years old.
At the same time I began hearing the HUM at other locations, namely in Onemana near Whangamata in the Coromandel. It is more intense there, I can hear it outside too. Onemana has one vodofone cell phone tower there but I don't know if this is contributing to any VLF amplifying. It is beginning to drive me insane. I have to concentrate to try and relax myself to get some sleep. I work shift work 12hrs 4 days on 4 days off so my sleep is screwed anyhow. This is the icing on the cake.
I have tried to research all I can and have concluded that it is most likely seismic/wave environmental activity that is magnifying a VLF that somehow I can hear. I have read that it mostly affects people 50 years and over, I guess I can add 10 years to my lifetime experience of this curse. I would very much someday like to know how one becomes "awakened" to VFL detection. It seems a curse the world over.
Blue and Steve.. I feel your pain and wish you guys all the best.