I tried wifi...we have dense woods between the house and barn...even in
winter it doesn't cut it. My wife refused to let me cut a hole threw the
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Danny Richardson
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [RFI] Ethernet Extenders
Inasmuch it seems frequency dependent I suggest
you might want to check the resonate points for that CAT5 cable.
As Martin has suggested a WiFi may be a better solution.
David Jordan wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > This one has really got me wrapped around the axle.
> > At my location I have a barn/ham shack about
> 1,000 ft from the house. The HF
> > station is a TS-480. The station is
> connected to the Internet via a dial-up
> > modem. I have been operating the station via the Internet for about
> > years.
> > Recently, I ran CAT-5 cable from the house to the barn. Installed
> > extender boxes ( www.netsys-direct.com
> <http://www.netsys-direct.com/> ) at
> > both ends and have a nice 1Mbps connection
> between the two buildings. So, I
> > now successfully operate the station from the house without using the
> > dial-up connection which is SLOW. The station operates 160-6m. When I
> > an instruction to place the TS-480 in transmit mode for CW the link
> > and I have to walk down to the barn to un-key the radio. On all bands
> > than 7MHz and 10MHz this command is
> successful. With the radio output set to
> > 5 watts and terminated into a dummy load the failure mode is
> > However, if I operate SSB I can run the legal limit to the dummy load or
> > ½ wave dipoles and experience no failure of the Ethernet link. Go
> > Even more interesting is the fact that this failure doesn?t not occur
> > using the radio with the CAT controller, i.e. sitting at the radio and
> > sending commands from the keyboard of the host PC. Additionally, I do
> > have this failure when using the dial-up modem. It occurs ?only? when
> > the Ethernet link and only on 7MHz and 10MHz.
> > I?m beginning to think this is not an RFI issue. Are there any IP gurus
> > there that think, as I do, that perhaps I
> have a defective Ethernet extender
> > box which somehow is reading the command string and resetting the link?
> > just can?t believe this is an RFI problem that is only specific to CW or
> > mode but not SSB on those two bands.
> > Thoughts are welcome,
> > Dave
> > Wa3gin
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