> How do you manage the mess of
> interconnecting wires and cables in your shack? Do you try to
> cut each one
> to length to fit your current setup (power cords excepted,
> maybe)? If not,
> what do you do with the additional length. Do you use labeling, or
> bundling by function to try to keep things under control?
The cables in my station setup (2-Ten-Tec Omni VI's, PC, Remote VFO
controller, 2 6-band BPF banks, Six-PAK Remote Antenna Switch, SWR/Watt
meters, TNC, VHF radios, antenna tuner, SO2R Control box (15 connectors on
the back!!!!)) are a mess.
Extremely important: The cables are well labelled on each end as to
Pretty important: The cables are cut to length to permit a 'service loop'
such that I can pull out a piece of equipment from it's location about 1-2
feet before a cable takes a strain. That adds a lot to the mess, but
reduces the misery of troubleshooting.
I typically run 100 watts or QRP (contests), so RFI is not such a big deal.
Actually, it hasn't shown itself at all at 100 watt power levels. Higher
power operation might force me to observe better cable dressing,
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