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Bob Dole, not that old guy.
 

I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 


Bill Craft
 

what kind of wall? how thick? if you drill through wall, you need to proceed carefully so you don't drill through electric wires, etc.


Bill Craft
 


J C Smith
 

MFJ makes a board that can be and installed in a window.  It has coax barrel connectors and other type connectors.  I used window locks in the window channel and had my alarm company add sensors in new locations on the window.
I didn't get any flack from my wife when I brought the cables in to my office using the MFJ panel.  At other residents I went through and she wasn't happy with me.

J C, N5RXS 

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From: "Bob Dole, not that old guy."
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Sent: Sunday July 5 2020 1:20:08PM
Subject: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 


David Finell
 

That depends on what your home is made of.  I just have fiber siding with standard sheetrock walls.  I just purchased a very long drill for drilling through walls and drilled a hole the exact size of the cable I wanted to pass through.  After passing the cable through I made a drip loop with the cable on the outside and sealed the hole with RTV.  I also used through wall cable feedthroughs that RadioShack carried.  I think I have seen them at altex before as well.  When I leave it is easy to patch the holes so there is no sign of the hole for future residence.

 

73’s,

 

David Finell

 

From: <main@saradioclub.groups.io> on behalf of "Bob Dole, not that old guy." <redawg@...>
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Date: Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 10:42 AM
To: <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Subject: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

 

I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 


Lee Besing
 

When my wife, Pat AD5BR, got the ham bug, we decided to drill a big hole thru the side wall using a hole saw cutter the size of a dryer vent.

We then ran a piece of suitably sized PVC pipe thru the hole and sealed the edges of the hole. We put 45° curved connectors on the ends, facing downward.

After running ladder line for our HF loop (loop needs repairs now), rotor controller cable, and the normal high end coax for our 2m/440 antenna, we soaked large sponges with insecticide and stuffed them in the pipe to block unwanted critters and air flow.

This arrangement allowed us to make changes over the years, while being able to physically separate the various cables to reduce interference.

But it does have that permanent dryer vent size hole in the wall.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


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From: David Finell <dfinell@...>
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Sent: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

That depends on what your home is made of.  I just have fiber siding with standard sheetrock walls.  I just purchased a very long drill for drilling through walls and drilled a hole the exact size of the cable I wanted to pass through.  After passing the cable through I made a drip loop with the cable on the outside and sealed the hole with RTV.  I also used through wall cable feedthroughs that RadioShack carried.  I think I have seen them at altex before as well.  When I leave it is easy to patch the holes so there is no sign of the hole for future residence.

 

73’s,

 

David Finell

 

From: <main@saradioclub.groups.io> on behalf of "Bob Dole, not that old guy." <redawg@...>
Reply-To: <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 10:42 AM
To: <main@saradioclub.groups.io>
Subject: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

 

I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 


Lou Everett, Sr.
 

MFJ has window panels with everything you need.  You just need a window to mont it in.  I’ve used them for years.  Works great!  No damage to house what so ever.

Lou WA5LOU

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 1:20 PM Bob Dole, not that old guy. <redawg@...> wrote:
I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 

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Lou WA5LOU



Joe Bruno
 

Personally I've helped Greg, the hard line guy, put up his towers and install his coax, please read that as sewer pipe.  I could be wrong but one of his hard lines  is 2" I think.  If you want to see an antenna installation that is second to none, ask him if he wouldn't mind you looking at his.  Now let's put this into perspective; the sink in your kitchen probably has 2" pipes for the drain.  Then think of that same size being the size of your coax, hard line.   That is actually what the word "amazing" means...

Joe Bruno 
210-363-9500
W5AUQ


On Sun, Jul 5, 2020, 9:49 PM Lou Everett, Sr. <loueverettsr@...> wrote:
MFJ has window panels with everything you need.  You just need a window to mont it in.  I’ve used them for years.  Works great!  No damage to house what so ever.

Lou WA5LOU

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 1:20 PM Bob Dole, not that old guy. <redawg@...> wrote:
I would appreciate any input on best way to run antenna cable from inside house to outside with minimal damage to house. 

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Lou WA5LOU



Bob Dole, not that old guy.
 

Additional info: the wall is dry wall on inside and stone on outside. With that said, the house is currently being built and I have opportunity to have something professionally installed. I just need to be able to convey what I want. 

I appreciate all the advice and encourage more. 

Thanks, Bob 


Jim Hargrave
 

Bob,

I built my house in Bulverde.

I installed 2 each 2in pvc pipes that are in the slab. These come out about 6 inches below ground on the outside and the inside, they come out in the wall behind the operating desk.

My tower is about 100 ft away from the house. All cables are underground.

 

 

Jim – w5ifp-r

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Dole, not that old guy.
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:08 AM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

 

Additional info: the wall is dry wall on inside and stone on outside. With that said, the house is currently being built and I have opportunity to have something professionally installed. I just need to be able to convey what I want. 

I appreciate all the advice and encourage more. 

Thanks, Bob 


Bob Dole, not that old guy.
 

Jim,

I am thinking to do something similar, but running cable underground after conduit exits the external wall. 

Thanks, Bob


Jim Hargrave
 

Bob,

Underground cables has some major advantages:

Lower receiver noise

Extends cable life

Wiring hidden from neighbors

Etc…

 

Don’t forget to install cable Pull  wire. (Twice the pipe length)

 

Above all…Have fun.

 

Jim – w5ifp-

 

From: main@saradioclub.groups.io [mailto:main@saradioclub.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Dole, not that old guy.
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@saradioclub.groups.io
Subject: Re: [W5SC] Running cable through wall

 

Jim,

I am thinking to do something similar, but running cable underground after conduit exits the external wall. 

Thanks, Bob