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We installed a new Petsafe wireless dog fence in our yard yesterday. What's the likelihood this could cause interference/issues of some sort with my XStar Premium?

I haven't flown since the installation. Just wondering before I do get back out.
 

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As long as you are not calibrating your compass near it or taking off over it you should be fine.
Hmmm.... that could be a potential issue. The coverage area of the wireless fence is probably 2/3rds of my yard and the area where I normally calibrate and take off/land is within the wireless fence.
 

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The big question is does this fence generate a magnetic field strong enough to affect the compass. If you don't get a magnetic interference message on power up you should be OK. Or take a hiking or camping style compass , watch the needle and power up the fence.
 

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If it was wired I wouldn't be as concerned....I'd just do my best to stay a ways from the wire. But...mine is wireless with a unit sitting in my house casting a "fence" in a radius from the unit. It creates a "dome" around part of the yard and my XSP would normally be taking off and landing within the "dome".

Anyway, I'll give it a try in the next couple of days and not get too ambitious at first, looking for indicators of interference. I'll report back here.
 

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Oh, ok... I was thinking the traditional style invisible fence with the buried wire. In that case, maybe keep the dogs inside when you fly and shut it off till you're done?
 

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Flew for about a total of an hour yesterday with no apparent issues, taking off and landing numerous times. I even calibrated my XSP within the coverage area of the wireless fence. No issues.
 
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