[time-nuts] Thunderbolt cabling questions
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Sun Jun 10 22:29:38 UTC 2012
Get a chunk of RG-6 quad shield satellite TV coax from your local big box store. If the TBolt is 50' away from the antenna that's fine. Unless you have a very unusual home, you should be able to hit the antenna with 50' of cable. As others have said, you want the TBolt in a well controlled environment.
On Jun 10, 2012, at 5:30 PM, 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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