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[RFI] router birdies and short bends in CAT5 or 6

To: ve3yv@pathcom.com
Subject: [RFI] router birdies and short bends in CAT5 or 6
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <k8ri@rogerhalstead.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 16:40:21 -0500
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Just remember that too many tight bends can limit the distance you can 
go with these cables. OTOH I have those 3, 130' runs that go through the 
floor and into PVC conduit. Then make a 90 degree bend up then through 
the basement end plate, another 90 in a junction box, up the South 
basement wall, another 90, across the garage ceiling, another 90, down 
the North wall, a 90, through the wall, a 90, down 2', a 90 37' 
underground to the shop, a 90, up the shop wall, a 90 through the wall, 
a 90 and to the outlet box which has 3 sockets for RJ45's and it seems 
to run just fine.  I had a previous run that had some sharper 90's that 
refused to work even 130 feet.


Roger (K8RI)
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