[CQ-Contest] Ethernet Cable Length

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Sat Oct 8 12:08:20 EDT 2016

The industry standard is 100m.  You can probably get away with longer 
but 100m will give you as close to 100 percent reliability.    You can 
increase that by another 100m by adding a hub, repeater or switch and so on.

On 10/8/2016 12:05 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
> On Fri,10/7/2016 7:22 PM, Mike Smith VE9AA wrote:
>> I am not a N+ (Network) guy, so I wouldn't really want to make an 
>> educated
>> statement and any advice I would give would only be a  guess.
>> I know often I hear they don’t like running network cables like Cat5E or
>> Cat6 more than 100m (321').
> The issue with cable length is timing. I'm not the expert, but we ran 
> into this 20+ years ago using Ethernet to carry audio in large pro 
> systems.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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