DS3 Coax..

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at telecomplete.co.uk
Thu Apr 17 15:57:50 UTC 2003

On 17 Apr 2003, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:

> "Mike (meuon) Harrison" <meuon at highertech.net> writes:
> > I need to run a DS3 across our parking lot.. Seriously. 
> > 
> > What's the max length I can use coax for (I know, gotta use a GID), 
> > and what's the best brand/type of coax I can use? It'll be through 
> > innerduct.. Looking for some real world answers from people that do
> > a LOT more of this than me..  (It might take 350-400 feet). 
> The textbook limit is 450' for 735 cable.  I've had poor luck pushing
> the limit, and don't know offhand if using some other flavor of 75 ohm
> cable buys you anything.
> Were I in your position, I'd have glass pulled and use a coax to fiber
> media converter such as http://www6.adc.com/ecom/hier?NODE=OND68947,

Or a wireless/microwave solution of course...


> http://www.versitron.com/DS3T3.html, or
> http://www.rad-direct.com/DATASHEET/FOM-T3.pdf (the latter of which
> I've used personally) on each end.  No, it's not the cheap way to do
> it, but it eliminates ground loops and other such nastiness that can
> ruin your whole day.
>                                         ---Rob

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