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Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding base slab and pier tower bases

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding base slab and pier tower bases
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Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 14:06:06 -0400 (EDT)
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Have you considered changing replacing your Cat5e network 
cable with a fiber optic cable?  Cat5e Media converters are very 
inexpensive, as is fiber optic cable.

I run an ARcluster network from my hamshack, with telnet and 
RF access.  The antennas for the multiple radios are on two 
separate 200 foot towers.

I isolated my home computer network from possible lightning 
transients from the ARcluster antennas by installing a media 
converter at the ARcluster computer ethernet port and another 
media converter at the router port serving the ARcluster 
computer.  Inexpensive fiberoptic cable interconnects the media 

It works and the total cost was well under $100 (at eBay prices 
for media converters and fiber optic cable).


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