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Re: [Amps] Fwd: Fwd: *** PGXL Questions on CW Operation

Subject: Re: [Amps] Fwd: Fwd: *** PGXL Questions on CW Operation
From: Michael Clarson <>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2018 14:19:37 -0400
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For those that are worried about lightning damaging equipment over
Ethernet  (is that LoE?) or have long CAT5e or CAT6 cable runs, might I
suggest copper Ethernet to fiber converters? One can put an unmanaged
switch at the operating position, and connect it to the household router or
even to another building ( some of these can go 2 or more km.) Prices for a
pair start at about $150 and go up. Keeps Ethernet cables nice and short.
--Mike, WV2ZOW

On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 1:41 PM Roger (K8RI) <> wrote:

> I can't speak specifically to this amp, but most of the new rigs can run
> direct, or use an IP for remote operation.  The newer rigs here all have
> CAT-5, or CAT-6 connections. Each rig has an NIC so they can run of the
> router giving them the ability to be run local, or remote via the
> Internet.  Once properly configured many, if not most newer
> rigs/stations can be operated via the Internet
> Fortunately none of the rigs were hooked into the network when a nearby
> lightning strike induced enough voltage in the CAT-5 gigabit network to
> do quite a bit of damage to stuff hooked to the network. As solid state
> stuff can be HURT without failing at the time I'm still seeing computers
> "it appears" failing from that strike and these are leading edge, if not
> bleeding edge monsters. (IOW expensive) Even with all the grounding
> system, a more recent strike took out the Diamond dual band 144/440
> antenna and everything downstream except the rig.  It even fried the 30A
> PS. The new antenna should be here today.  Now I gotta figure out how to
> get the old one down and the new one up.
> 73, Roger (K8RI)
> On 10/31/2018 1:58 PM, Bill Turner wrote:
> > ------------ ORIGINAL MESSAGE ------------(may be snipped)
> >
> > On Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:48:59 -0600, W8ZR wrote:
> >
> >> Both plug into the internet and
> >> all communication is via the internet.
> > REPLY:
> >
> > I don't believe the internet is involved. There is an Ethernet cable
> > between them, but no internet connection.
> >
> > 73, Bill W6WRT
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