[ILUG] Aerial Wires
watty at eircom.net
Mon Jul 27 23:45:12 IST 2009
Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 27 Jul 2009, at 22:54, Michael Watterson wrote:
>> Only professional Radio Monitoring, scanners and transmitters use 50
> To drag this back kicking and screaming to somewhere vaguely related
> to the topic
> I'd just point out that 50 Ohm coaxial cable (RG58A/U was the specific
> cable type)
> was also used for the first fairly widely used deployment of Ethernet
> (yes, I know
> about original Ethernet cable and vampire taps, and I've even used it,
> but you'd
> hardly call it widely used).
All my radio RG58 is ex-PC upgrades to CAT5 of course.
Complete with buckets of "T"s and handy crimped on 50 Ohm BNC plugs.
Certain bits of test gear use dismembered Network cards.
I've done networking of 20 years (Since AT&T UNIX, Cromix, Xenix on 386
etc) and NEVER seen a vampire tap or true Ethernet Coax.
Only RG58 "cheapernet"
I've even done Token Ring. :-(
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