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Subject: [TowerTalk] coax input panel
From: "K7AWB - Steve Sala" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 21:21:35 -0800
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For my new shack, I had a 2' x 2' window put in with horizontal sliding 
glass.  The sliding part of the window is removable and I will replace it 
with a fixed panel to route my coaxes, hard lines, and accessory cables into 
the shack.

1) Should I use a aluminum panel so all coax cables and hardlines are 
grounded together and to a ground rod or should I use a Plexiglas panel so 
they are all insulated from each other?  Would 1/8" be a good thickness?

2) I will use a mix of double barrel SO-239 and female N bulkheads for the 
various HF and VHF/UHF cables.  My station will have antennas for 160 
through 1.2 gig for now.

In this manner, I can replace the fixed panel with the original window 
slider when selling the house.  And have the ability to modify the panel 
with additional connectors as I add to the station.  I do not want to bring 
in cables through the walls, but use the bulkheads as an easy method of 
changing cable points as well as disconnecting everything when I go on 

Any opinions?

Stephen L. Sala (Steve)
Nine Mile Falls, WA  USA (moved in May, 2006)
Past President-Spokane DX Association (SDXA)
Pacific NW VHF Society (#114)


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