Doc et al:
Yes, grounding/earthing of the barbed wire at regular intervals would
then be required to make the installation safe to humans and livestock,
although at every fence post is overkill. I've forgotten the specs we used
to follow for designing grounding systems for our substation fences
(directly underneath some power transmission lines), but I think the figure
was every hundred feet or so.
Gene Smar AD3F
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Colburn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] New power line phenomena problem
> > The lesson to be learned here is it IS possible for long wire
> > running in proximity to and parallel with high-voltage power lines to
> > electric energy coupled into them. Caveat Amateur!
> > 73 de Gene Smar AD3F
> OK, may we follow this to the next obvious step, please?
> To use an emergency preparedness term, mitigation?
> Should the barbed wire fence be grounded at regular intervals,
> say at each post, so as to break up resonance and bleed off
> energy (be it from power lines or from lightning)?
> Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e
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