Hi I have major problems keeping a usable connection every year between May - November . I know the main ( I think ) cause " Electric Fencing " which runs directly parallel with underground line for about 200 mtrs , is there any solution for this ? cheers
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Electric fencing if properly insulated, should not cause problems. Its only when sparking occurs due to poor insulation or proximity to nearby objects,
If you can take a portable medium wave radio, and walk along the route of the fencing, you should be able to her a load click every couple of seconds. This will be loudest where the sparking is occurring, and you may even hear the sparking audibly, when you are very close.
If you can identify where it is sparking, then you may be able to see the cause, and ask the farmer if they could help.
Thanks for the reply , I've done that test many times and get a constant clicking which matches the clicking on the telephone but appears the same all along the fence
Electric fences 'pulse' a high voltage from a 12v battery, it will be the pulsing energiser that is affecting the broadband. Other than persuading the farmer not to use the fencing, I'm afraid there is very little you can do.
Found this Googling
TV AND TELEPHONE INTERFERENCE
HOTLINE Energisers do not cause interference. This is normally caused by bad joints, leaking insulation or vegetation touching the fence line. If you are experiencing interference please follow the checklist below:
it's battery powered but the grounding is very close to underground lines ( I also think it's pretty poor one rusty rod about 1 and a half mtrs long ) and runs parallel , I'll have get out for a longer walk with the radio sometime , cheers
Hi @norsenoddy and welcome back.
Thanks for posting. I'm sorry you're having problems with the electric fence causing your broadband to drop out. The advice offered by the other members is correct in this case. Your best bet might be to speak with the farmer to try and resolve this. Sorry we can't be of any more help this time.