[time-nuts] Thunderbolt cabling questions
wb6bnq at cox.net
Sun Jun 10 21:41:36 UTC 2012
You would be better off having the T'boldt inside and just run more coax cable to
the antenna. The T'boldt is not weather protected in any way, so having it
exposed to the elements is definitely not a good idea. As for the outside
location, you want as much South facing clear view that you can get.
Also, you will want to isolate the T'boldt from gross ambient temperature
shifts. For instance, house it inside of a Styrofoam container such as a those
cheap 6 pack beer ones you can get a the grocery store. You can leave the power
supply outside of the container.
Chris Wilson wrote:
> 10/06/2012 22:26
> My Thunderbolt, PSU and antenna should arrive this week. I would like
> to put out it outside my shack, which is an upstairs room in a bungalow.
> Outside of the plasterboard walls of my room is a big empty roof space. Can
> I put the TB in there, with it's PSU and feed the antenna wire out
> under a ridge tile and have the antenna itself on an aluminium bracket
> with a clear sky view on the ridge of the roof.? It would mean a cable
> from the output of the TB back into my room of about 10 or so feet.
> Anything I need to watch for, does the PSU run particularly warm? How
> much current do they draw off the mains, it's not going to cost a bomb
> leaving it on 24 hours a day, is it? Thanks.
> Best Regards,
> Chris Wilson.
> mailto: chris at chriswilson.tv
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