[RFI] Computer birdies

Roger (K8RI) k8ri at rogerhalstead.com
Wed Jun 27 22:23:43 PDT 2012

On 6/27/2012 6:30 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> On 6/27/2012 2:57 PM, Roger (K8RI) wrote:
>> CAT 5 and 6 do not like tight turns, but 6 is far better than 5 with
>> dividers separating each pair.
> That's due to deformation of the twisted pairs, and yes, it can degrade
> data rate. BUT -- Belden does CAT5/6/7 better. First, all of their
> Ethernet cables, even the cheapest ones, use twisted pairs that are
> individually molded together, which serves to minimize that deformation.
> Their premium Ethernet cable, called Mediatwist, goes that even better,
> with a special double oval shape that further rejects deformation and
> preserves separation between pairs. As a result, you can get away with
> tight turns with little or no degradation. One of my professional
> colleagues turned me on to Mediatwist about ten years ago when we first
> began using Ethernet for sophisticated audio signal distribution, and
> many of us specified it for the reasons noted.

I gotta get me some of that!
I just been using regular commercial grade that comes in a big box.

Thanks Jim,


Roger (K8RI)
> 73, Jim K9YC
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