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Re: [TowerTalk] OT: Exterior Ethernet Cable

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] OT: Exterior Ethernet Cable
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:36:11 -0400
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At 10:52 AM 8/11/2008, Jim Brown wrote:
>On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 07:01:46 -0500, Matt Patterson wrote:
> >They also make shielded RJ-45 connectors if you are thinking of going
> >with the shielded outdoor gel filled CAT5E.
>I wouldn't throw money at shielded cable of any CAT-number. The primary
>interference rejecting property of that cable is the very high and very
>uniform twist ratio, and the primary RFI mechanism at HF is common mode
>current. Shielding won't help that much. Common mode chokes will. See

Actually, I was looking at the shields for chipmunk resistance, not RFI.  I 
agree, I have seen no evidence of RFI on my existing cable, just toothmarks.

73, Pete N4ZR


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