I have a similar system with almost 2000 feet of wire laid out in a
large circle and I can't tell any difference in noise level with it
turned on or off ... and I live in a semi-rural area with a very low
ambient noise level.
The buried fence works great, by the way ...
Alan Braun wrote:
> It depends on what frequency it uses. Most of them consist of a wire
> buried an inch or 2 below ground, connected to a very low power xmtr on
> 500 KHz. Usually the dog collars can't pick them up more than a few feet
> away. The idea is to run it on power just strong enough for the collar
> to pick it up a couple of feet away from the wire. The collar has
> electrodes that make contact with the dog's neck and give it a
> high-voltage very low current capacitance shock if it gets within the
> radio field of the wire.
> I have one of these systems myself and have had for probably 15 years at
> 2 different QTH's. At my current QTH with the fence wire less than 10
> feet from the bottom of the crank-up tower and the tower lowered, I can
> just barely tell that there's a carrier there on 500 KHz. I've never had
> any QRM problems. I don't think you have anything to worry about, at
> least not with a properly installed and maintained system operating at
> that frequency. If it's a do-it-yourself and/or on a different
> frequency, I won't vouch for it.
> Alan Braun NS0B
> N7mal wrote:
>> Ken contact the world famous W6OBB. He is going through it right now and
>> I've heard him commenting about it on the air. I can't help you with details
>> because it would be second hand.
>> BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
>> Everyone in the world is
>> entitled to be burdened
>> by my opinion
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL
>> To: towertalk
>> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:14
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] Electronic Dog Containment Fence Noisy?
>> My neighbor, across the road, is thinking of installing an electronic
>> dog containment fence. He, very kindly, asked if it would interfere
>> with my radio activity. Unfortunately, I don't have a clue! Have any
>> of you had experience with these things? Do they cause interference?
>> I'm sure they aren't supposed to or allowed to by the FCC. However,
>> between the electric fences in the area, arcing insulators, etc., I
>> really don't want another noise maker added to the mix.
>> Ken - K4XL
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