[CQ-Contest] Network cables
k3lr at k3lr.com
Sun Sep 23 21:28:49 EDT 2001
I am using CAT5 shielded cable here and its works great. No RF problems at all.
Bob Naumann - N5NJ wrote:
> There is no advantage one way or the other (twisted pair/coax) aside from
> the fact that if you use twisted pair and a hub, if one of your computers
> goes out it does not impact the others as it would with coax which is a
> "daisy-chain" configuration.
> Regarding 100 vs. 10mb - the 10 mb is more economical and is certainly more
> than enough for a home lan environment.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "tony field" <ve6yp at shaw.ca>
> To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2001 6:12 PM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Network cables
> > Considering the relatively high level of
> > RF energy used in ham radio,
> > is there any advantage / disadvangage of
> > using twisted pair cable or coax within
> > a contest station (or a normal home ham
> > radio network)
> > If twisted pair is used, is there any problem
> > with 100mbps vs. 10mbps network speed?
> > tony (ve6yp)
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