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Re: [TowerTalk] Direct Burial/Trench/DirecTV

To: "Mark Adams, PE" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Direct Burial/Trench/DirecTV
From: "K8RI on Tower talk" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 13:29:31 -0500
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Although my Dish Network satellite system is on the other end of the house 
the control cables and feedlines for the C and Ku 11' dish run in the 
conduit with my feed lines, rotator cable, and remote antenna switch control 
cable all the way from the ham shack to the tower.  It also runs part way 
with a CAT5e gigabit network cable.  So far I've had no problems with 

There are switching supplies and then there are  switching supplies.  The 
ones for most computers have a pretty ratty output and quality varies from 
just good enough to get the job done to pretty high quality.  That's one of 
the reasons you find them from less than $30 to over $100.

My HF, VHF, and UHF stations are within 2 feet of one computer and about 4' 
from a second computer.
I can set my 144/440 HT here on either desk and it'll work fine although any 
closer to the computer cases and it will open the squelch.

There are no guarantees.  It pretty much depends on the individual 
equipment, but here I've had no problems.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2

> Hi Gang,
> I am ready to install direct burial cabling between my tower and
> basement. This includes 3 runs of BuryFlex, one run of 1/2" TV hardline,
> rotor cable, 12/2 UF for an outlet at the tower base (which will be plug
> connected inside, and two RG-6 w/Ground for DirecTV. The dish will be on
> a pole a few feet from the main tower. My VHF rover partner suggested
> that the DirecTV may use a switching PS for its multi dish switch and
> that I may be QRMing my ham installation.  Has anyone done this or have
> any direct experience? At my previous QTH the ham stuff and sat stuff
> was well separated.
> 73,
> Mark/K2QO
> FN03ra
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