[Rack] antenna

Rubin Abdi rubin at starset.net
Sun Jun 10 13:55:24 PDT 2012


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Jonathan Lassoff wrote, On 2012-06-09 17:16:
>> Q:  Is the cat5e appropriate for the outside?  if not, Does
>> anyone have
>>> enough of the appropriate cable to spare?
> Sure, it's electrically appropriate for the outside, but the outer 
> sheath/insulation should be UV-hard.
> 
> PE is no good, ABS or rubber are great. That said, anything will
> work for a while, but the Sun and the elements will eat it away
> over time.

It's also smart to mount the device no higher than the top tip of the
mast, and have the mast grounded somewhere.

- -- 
Rubin
rubin at starset.net


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