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Re: [TowerTalk] Dont use nylon zip ties on coax

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dont use nylon zip ties on coax
From: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 02:33:38 -0400
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Also don't use a staple gun!  I had some eager friends at a local
non-profit who
took it on themselves to install CAT-5 Ethernet in the building using
this method.  A world of trouble at 100 Mbit/s...

I staple Cat5e runs but I use a hammer and leave them loose and that is on a 
130' run of gigabit, let alone 100baseT.

The last run was through conduit which was actually easier to run, but all 
those corners were a bear.

But as to the staple guns, they could have used a main gun *through* the 
cable<:-)) Like the old story of bolting the CB radio to the underside of 
the dash...after drilling holes through the radio for the bolts.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2 (Use return address from home page)

73 Martin AA6E

> Relaying info from Belden and other coax manufactures. Don’t use zip ties,
> nylon or other wise and cinch them down tight. Every time you do that it
> changes the impedance by changing the diameter of the shield in 
> relationship
> to the center conductor.
> _

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