No lightning threat from supplying AC power??? How about just parking a
fuelcell or generator at the tower.
David Robbins K1TTT
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jim Miller
> Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 14:23
> To: TOWERTALK
> Subject: [TowerTalk] "Wire"less antenna connection
> > So, when are radios going to start using optical links (like TOSlink)?
> > the cables are pricey (for no good reason... they're cheap 1000 micron
> > plastic fibers), but ZERO ground loop potential.
> > Jim, W6RMK
> Eliminate all wires to the tower. Use wi-fi to send digitized audio to
> tower base for input to the auto-tuning amplifier. Rotor control also.
> Supply AC power only and eliminate coax loss, lightning threat.
> Jim KG0KP
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with
> any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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