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Re: [FT897] Re: Need help with longer CAT cable.

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  • Chris Robinson
    That wont make a difference, keep your solder points clean. Cat 5e or 6e with a din or mini din isnt going to make a difference, the wire is still plenty
    Message 1 of 11 , Dec 6, 2012
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      That wont make a difference, keep your solder points clean. Cat 5e or 6e
      with a din or mini din isnt going to make a difference, the wire is still
      plenty sufficient for the job you are asking of.

      On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 9:56 PM, Robert Winningham <rwinningham@...>wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > Just to clarify, this is a CAT cable to control my FC-40 tuner. The 25'
      > cable that Yaesu provides is a 8 pin mini din. Cat 6 Ethernet cable is
      > shielded and has 8 conductors, so I should be able to solder on a couple of
      > mini din connectors on to a 100' run. Just wondering if anyone else has
      > tried this.
      >
      > --- In FT897@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Tuck" <robertktuck@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I would use a thin, grounded wire for the catenary. That should help
      > > provide *some* protection for the wire. The only problem that I have had
      > > with long suspended cables is the statiic/induced voltages. I used a
      > > commercial surge protection product for the lines.
      > >
      > > Robert / AB4RT
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > From: FT897@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FT897@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      > > G8HUL
      > > Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 03:37
      > > To: FT897@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: RE: [FT897] Need help with longer CAT cable.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Andrew
      > >
      > > Cat 5 should be good for up to 100m and 1Gb, so your requirement should
      > not
      > > be a problem. The normal solution to sagging is to attach the cat 5
      > cable to
      > > a catenary of some kind, you don't say what the length of the overhead
      > run
      > > is involved in your 100', but thin rope or wire if it is a long run
      > should
      > > help.
      > >
      > > 73
      > > Jeff G8HUL
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: FT897@yahoogroups.com <mailto:FT897%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > [mailto:FT897@yahoogroups.com <mailto:FT897%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
      > Behalf
      > > Of
      > > Andrew Hebden
      > > Sent: 04 December 2012 01:34
      > > To: FT897@yahoogroups.com <mailto:FT897%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: RE: [FT897] Need help with longer CAT cable.
      > >
      > > I currently use about 120' of standard CAT5 cable suspended at about 12'
      > to
      > > provide a network connection in my shack (an outbuilding in the garden).
      > The
      > > network is stable and connects at 100Mbps and so far I've not encountered
      > > any problems. I did consider buying a roll of shielded CAT6 cable but as
      > I
      > > had a couple of reels of CAT5 at hand I thought I'd give it a try. The
      > risks
      > > are many, lightning strikes, RFI, UV deterioration, water penetration.
      > The
      > > main problem so far is the stretching and stress caused by too many
      > pigeons
      > > sitting on the cable!!
      > >
      > > Andrew G8BYB
      > >
      > > ------------------------------------
      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > >
      >
      >
      >



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