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[CQ-Contest] Contest Station Design - cable management

Subject: [CQ-Contest] Contest Station Design - cable management
From: dxdog@rcn.com (Jerry Keller)
Date: Tue Jan 23 20:38:48 2001
Pete:  If replies are posted on the reflector, I bet there's a lot (like
me!!) who'd like to see what others have done to deal with this.   Thanks
for bringing it up.
Jerry K3MGT

----- Original Message -----
From: Pete Smith <n4zr@contesting.com>
To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 3:35 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Contest Station Design - cable management

 > I'd like to tap the assembled wisdom of the group on this topic.  Since I
 > don't know how many others are interested, I suggest direct replies, and
 > I'll summarize for the reflector (just like the old days).
 > Contest stations are more complex than most, and innovations like SO2R
 > the problem just that much tougher.   How do you manage the mess of
 > interconnecting wires and cables in your shack?  Do you try to cut each
 > to length to fit your current setup (power cords excepted, maybe)?  If
 > what do you do with the additional length.  Do you use labeling, or
 > bundling by function to try to keep things under control?  Cable trays or
 > other mechanical devices? Is there anything that works particularly well
 > for you that you'd be willing to share?
 > 73, Pete N4ZR

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