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Author Topic: RFI and the Wireless LAN  (Read 786 times)
W6OFG
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« on: August 08, 2002, 02:32:23 PM »

This is just a shot in the dark. I am thinking of installing a wireless LAN in my home rather than run CAT 5 wiring (I'm getting too old to crawl around in the roof). I'm also running a Kenwood TL-922A linear. I don't have much of a RFI problem (an earlier amp, AL572, set off my burglar alarm and CO detector) but it does turn my touch lamps on and off as I transmit. Has anyone used a wireless newtwork around a linear? And, If so, what kind of problems did you run into.

Tnx,

Harry
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KB0NLY
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2002, 08:54:09 PM »

I recently set up a wireless access point LAN for a friend of mine, he has a 1KW afterburner as he calls it. Didn't have any issues on it, you just have to watch the quality of cables you use. Make sure any ethernet cables used in the system have at least 95% or better shielding in them. And make sure that you leave about six inches extra on each end of any cables, that way you can coil them up, effectively making an RF choke. Also the Ferrite snap on's and other kinds that you would normally use on power cords work well if you do still have any interference. From what i have seen on these setups (do them all the time it's my business to) they rarely ever except any direct interference at the frequencies that they utilize. But what always kills them is long cables between the wireless router and the DSL or Cable modem, and the long power cords coming off of there wall transformers, but those issues are easily solved with a bit of RFI planning.

73,

KBØNLY

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WA4PTZ
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2002, 01:59:34 AM »

It rather sounds like you want to use the
existing wire currently being used
by the Land Line. If that is the case,
you can use your linear or you can set
up an in house LAN, but you can't do both.
Shielded wire will be required for the LAN.
The only possible exception will be if the
phone wire is in metallic conduit throughout
the house .
After 32 years in LandLine repair , trust
me.
  73  -  Tim
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