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

To: Michael Clarson <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Fwd: Fwd: *** PGXL Questions on CW Operation
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2018 02:51:32 -0500
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3 runs, 130' ea

73 & tnx Roger (K8RI)

On 11/2/2018 2:19 PM, Michael Clarson wrote:
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
    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
    stuff can be HURT without failing at the time I'm still seeing
    "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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