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Re: Fw: Rotator/Elevator controled using LAN?



Art Goldman wrote:

> I think, before you start running your LAN up the tower to control your
> rotators, you should consider mother nature.

Lightning protection is certainly an issue. My hands are still sore from putting
24 pins worth of quick-disconnect into my existing rotor cables to protect the
rotor controller. 

I would think an RJ-45 would quick-disconnect a lot faster and easier than my
24-pin (actually two 12-pin automotive connectors). No matter what cable you run
up a tower you'd better be prepared to lightning protect it somehow. Lightning
protection for ethernet links is not exactly an obscure art. 

Makes an fiberoptic interface look attractive though. :-)    

 73 de Maggie K3XS

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