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AB1PH
What ethernet cable should be used for an outdoor run?


I am planning on an exterior installation for an AREDN node.

What Ethernet cable should be used?

I will be using POE to power the node.

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WP4JLZ
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Greetings from Puerto Rico I
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CAT cable out doors

I use CAT 7 cable, out door, with ground shield over wiring, with metal cover grounding at connector end.
I use ( Offset LAN wire connectors ) for extra interference  protection. Look at end of connector If all wires on same row its Std. connector.
If  wires are in TWO rows ( looking at end of conn.) Less  chance of Interference. 
73's  Hope it helps you 
 
John  

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k1ky
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Outdoor Cable

Ubuquiti Tough Carrier Cable is what we use.  Still gotta pay attention to sealing up the ends to prevent water migration as they will transmit water like a hose!
 

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kj6dzb
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We use the Vertical Cable 059-490/WS/CMXT
Careful, they have several similar looking products with subtly different specs.  This one is a good balance of size, easy to work with, durability, flexibility, shielding, etc... though time will tell how it survives in real field conditions. 
 
Seems to still be available via Amazon for just under $200 per spool: 
 
And these are the shielded connectors we use with them, which seem to work well. It's a little tight getting the dual jacketed cable into the connector, but usually works out well. 
 
 
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