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Author Topic: Cable Managment  (Read 681 times)
KG2V
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« on: August 19, 2009, 07:04:20 AM »

As we all know, today's shacks have a HUGE amount of cables running around - Coax, Rotor, Grounds, Computers, More computers, computer to rig interface,power, etc

I haven't found a real good way to deal with the "wire monster" yet - I've got stuff bundled, I've got custom cut cables for some stuff, but still it looks like 2 giant spiders had a fight

Anyone have any good ideas?
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AA4PB
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 10:34:57 AM »

Try a Google search on cable management. You'll find lots of plastic cable routing materials. What you want likely depends on your particular application.
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 03:26:38 PM »

hi Charles,

I've been using the Velcro type One-wrap,
they come in a bag of 100.

http://www.velcro.com/uploads/pdf/communications/cable-mgmt.pdf

73 james
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K9KJM
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 10:37:59 PM »

One important tip is to LABEL the ends of all cables and wires with what it is and where it goes. Even a simple piece of masking tape with ink pen lettering on it to let you know what it is for, Or a much more elegant proper "label" for wires, But DO label them all right away!

Be somewhat careful bundling them together, I like the idea posted about the velcro straps. Those are easy to take apart and redo. Sometimes making things "too neat" and bundling lines too tightly together can cause problems..........
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