[TowerTalk] Locating Buried Cables - Followup

K8RI on Tower talk k8ri-tower at charter.net
Tue Apr 11 15:07:32 EDT 2006

Along the same lines you could use one of those cheap, low voltage buzzers
feed the DC through the cable to the other end and the buzzer. They make 
enough hash the cable should be easy to find, unless the buzzer makes so 
much has they whole area gets saturated with noise as with a shorted 
electric fence.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
- Followup

> G'day,
>>> If I understand correctly what Pat is trying to do (locate cables
>>> with known ends, but unknown routing), you might be able to
>>> energize them with some low-frequency energy the way those
>>> home wire locating tools work (I think they use a few hundred
>>> kilohertz).
> A rough DC car battery charger connected to the line with a bulb at the 
> far end as a load.  You can usually follow the buzz on the cable with a 
> portable radio tuned to the medium wave, MF or however you name it.
> Regards,
> Mike VP8NO

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