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Subject: [TowerTalk] Mole & gopher eradicator
From: (Dale Jones K5MM)
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 19:49:16 -0700 (PDT)
        The following is a solution to moles and gophers from a very
        reliable Oregon source.  I have not seen it actually work, but
        have been told it WORKS thoroughly and fast! 

        Other posts here have discussed the so-called clackers, devices
        that contain wings or some-such which twirl around and make a
        clattering noise.  Supposedly this low frequency noise is the
        contribution that drives moles and gophers away.

        My 'friend' expanded on this, obtained an old HP-200CD audio
        generator, fed that output into an old tube-type audio amplifier,
        and the fed the audio amplifier output into a large outdoor-type
        speaker.  He ostensibly ran about 50 watts of audio to the large

        The speaker was then put in a box, and in turn placed on the
        ground where the moles & gophers were.  A good connection of the
        speaker's output audio to the ground is desirable.  The audio 
        signal generator was set to about 20 Hz, and VOILA....the little
pests ran over to the neighbors field, within a day.

        Ostensibly, the more power one runs into the large speaker, the
        further away the moles go.  Also, there may be a better frequency
        than 20 Hz.  This of course may be fodder for some PhD dissertation
        for some guy who can then call himself Doctor on the reflectors

        It's gotta be worth a try!!

        Dale Jones  K5MM

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