to fix electric fence noise
By Walter Dufrain, USA
QTH Antenna list, November 3, 1999
Electric fence noise is "fixable" but you have to check every wire
splice for a bad/loose connection, check every insulator, ground
connection, and especially the "gate" handles (the insulated handle
that allows you to unhook the gate area, walk through then re-hook
the gate.) These handles give me the most trouble since they are
just hooked to a wire loop and the wire will oxidize and allow just
a small spark.
I use an portable AM radio tuned to a clear spot on the band and
take advantage of the ferrite rod's direction finding help, then
also with a field strength meter (almost any kind will do the job)
walk the electric fence. This should allow you to find the sparky
spots and get them fixed.
Also, rain, dust, snow, ice, weeds, tall grass will all help you
with the noise Sparks.