[Top] [All Lists]

[TowerTalk] OT: Exterior Ethernet Cable

To: "Towertalk List" <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] OT: Exterior Ethernet Cable
From: "Martin, AA6E" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 14:54:35 -0400
List-post: <">>
TowerTalk people know a lot and have opinions on even more, so I thought I'd
risk the following.

I need to run Ethernet "CAT5" (or better) wire on an outdoor wall.  I have
PVC jacketed Belkin CAT5e cable "designed to meet advanced UTP
horizontal-cable applications".  The box tells me some other things, like I
should wash my hands after handling, but it says nothing about interior vs
exterior installations.

So what's the wisdom of using such cable on an exposed exterior
installation?  Is there a better alternative that is readily available?  I
see that Belden 7923A is "industrial" cable that should be better, but I
don't want to buy 1000 ft of it...

Tnx & 73, Martin

Martin Ewing, AA6E
Branford, CT

TowerTalk mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>