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Old 07-26-2012, 01:50 AM
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Scope shot

Hi Farmhand,

That is an interesting scope shot. I have thought about doing that a few times but never got around to it. It looks like you are picking up all kinds of signals as well as some noise. Is it fairly quiet there this time of year as far electrical storms go? I would have expected to see more noise than signals on an untuned length of wire. However your scope shot looks more like radio signals and less like noise. The ground wires between the hot wires may be raising the capacitance of the fence by a small amount. I wouldn't think they are close enough to make a lot of difference. On the shot you posted it looks like you have one dominant signal at 160 Hz. Is that one always there or does it come and go like the other ones? Do you have any idea where it is coming from?

Later,
Carroll
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