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Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Question

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Question
From: jimlux <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 21:53:49 -0700
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Kipton Moravec wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-04-13 at 07:15 +0000, van wd8aam wrote:
>> In regards to long runs of coax, has any thought EVER been
>> given to RG213 to a remote tuned high power amplifier
>> at the base of the tower.  I've thought about it, and for
>> costs, it might be cost effective.  I'm sure someone has this
>> working for them somewhere.  What do you guru's say to this?
>> van
>> wd8aam
>> At 06:04 4/13/2010, you wrote:
>>> On Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:07:25 -0400, Steve Bagley wrote:
>>>> I am putting up a tower and will need to run about 500 feet of coax.
> I would probably put a Software Defined Radio (and computer) at the base
> of the tower and run Ethernet cable back to the shack. Even with that
> you will need a switch in the middle as Ethernet has length limit of 300
> feet.
> Kip

Use an 802.11 wireless LAN link with directional antennas.  Now all you 
do is run AC power out there.

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