[Rack] antenna

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Sun Jun 10 14:01:53 PDT 2012


Do we have a spool of UV stable cat5e at noisebridge?  Should I order a 
spool?

-ben

> 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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