Topband: Electric fences
flood at ixi.net
Tue Dec 27 20:49:17 EST 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Bibb"
> First, what does electric fence RFI noise sound like?
I have to deal with e-fences constantly Charles. There are no less than 9
fenced pastures/paddocks within a mile of my house (at last count).
Yesterday afternoon I think I may have spotted another. A foggy or rainy
night here on 160m is a cacophany of clicks and buzzes of various periods
and magnitude. All the ones I hear are between 0.7 and 1.3 seconds.
> Second, how far away can electric fence noise be heard.
The worst offender I had was about .25 second buzzing at S9+20 that wiped me
out. I had an old shielded loop for 80m attached to homebrew receiver, and
a 120 mhz Moxon on my AM airband handheld and went hunting. The fence was
1.2 miles from my house - and I could hear the arcing and snapping from 30
feet away by ear. Fortunately the owner was open-minded and accomodating
and we got it properly grounded and insulated.
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