Topband: Electric Fence QRM
Sat, 30 Nov 2002 19:43:46 -0800

Pete, NO2R wrote:

"Anyone have any idea how far an Electric Fence buzz can travel.Appears
to be coming from the NE but I have driven around in abt a 5 mile loop
and cannot get a fix on it."
I've had plenty of electric fence noises (both the buzzing kind and the
ticking kind) over the years, but about the farthest away one was, was
about 2-1/2 miles.  Virtually all electric fence noises I've had have
been arcing from the hot wire to a regular fence wire or to a bush.

I've always tracked them down with my car radio on the high end of the AM
band (they get louder as you get closer, of course).  I also use a
transistor AM portable radio with a built-in ferrire loop antenna to
direction-find the bad fence, so that I know which direction to drive.

73, de Earl, K6SE