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RE: Topband: Electric Fence

To: "Topband Reflector" <>
Subject: RE: Topband: Electric Fence
From: "Garry Shapiro" <>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 16:23:04 -0700
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WA4TUK wrote:

There are AC types that won't have the periodic pop.  I recently
"electrified" a metal bird feeder because the raccoons were raiding it
nightly.  If there is no leakage then the line is RF quiet.  With any
leakage the hash is continuous just like a power line leak.  Since you
control the maintenance of the fence you might want to consider the AC
type.  The one I bought was a "FiShock" brand.  Internally it is a
simple transformer with two separate bobbins with the secondary at
1.2kv. It makes a pretty nasty looking arc if taken across the output
terminals but is supposedly humane.

Their catalog is available from their web site at  They are located here in Knoxville but I have
no connection to them.

I bought mine from Home Depot.


Among FiShock's offerings is ALUMINUM wire for the fencing--lightweight and
ideal for DXpedition or other temporary radial fields. I buy it in 1/4-mile
spools. The "suburban" Home Depots may not stock it, but the "rural" ones
often do.

Garry, NI6T

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