McMullan, J., & Scott, J. B. (2014). Impact of Repair Joints in Fencing Wire on Data Communications: How to Receive Radio and Block Data using No. 8 Wire. Presented at the 21st Electronics New Zealand Conference (ENZCon), Held in Hamilton, New Zealand, 20 - 21 Nov 2014, 2014.
Permanent Research Commons link: http://hdl.handle.net/10289/8881
Modern electric fences have remote controls and remote monitors that communicate with the energizer through the active fence wire. This manuscript looks at the impact of repair joints on the data communications between energizer and remotes. We report measurements of nonlinear rust-induced characteristics in joints and we draw conclusions about their effects in the context of an electric fence carrying data communications signals. We furthermore demonstrate how their nonlinear characteristics can cause mixing and detection effects that could account for radio reception.
This is an author’s accepted version of a paper presented at 21st Electronics New Zealand Conference (ENZCon). © 2014 the authors.