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The Telecom Digest for November 5, 2011
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Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 04:58:32 -0600 From: Fred Atkinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Standard Telephone Wire Message-ID: <20111104105825.D3D6A352E4080@gateway.websitewelcome.com> At 06:03 PM 11/3/2011, you wrote: >In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, >Scott Dorsey <email@example.com> wrote: > > >> Everyone I call wants to sell me CAT-3 or CAT-5E which is more > >>expensive. > > > >Cat-3 is standard telephone wire. CAT-1 is standard telephone wire. But I can't seem to easily find it any more. Since PBX systems and even analog home telephone service are going the way of the dinosaur, I guess this is why. But there are plenty of old style PBXs still in service. I'd give it another ten years and they will all be gone. Analog home telephone service may take longer unless the phone companies decide that there aren't enough of them to make it cost effective any more and force people over to VOIP at home. Fred
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 11:44:15 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Shameless plug Message-ID: <20111104154415.GA5049@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Those of you who are involved with "Disaster Preparedness", or who are doing it for your own homes, are invited to scroll over to rec.radio.amateur.moderated and read the thread that I started on this subject. It's titled "Scotty, I need more power". Bill P.S. My thanks to Robert Bonomi for acting as Moderator during the power failure. -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email to write to me directly)
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 18:24:42 -0300 From: Howard Eisenhauer <howarde@NOSPAMhfx.eastlink.ca> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Standard Telephone Wire Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Wed, 2 Nov 2011 16:30:04 -0600, email@example.com wrote: > Can anyone recommend an outlet that still sells standard telephone wire? > > I am looking for a one thousand foot roll of plenum four conductor >(or more) and I may need it fast. > > Everyone I call wants to sell me CAT-3 or CAT-5E which is more >expensive. Alarm companies still use it but i haven't seen it used for phone lines in many years- cat3 is as cheap if not cheaper & superior for cross talk purposes if you're running two lines on it. H.
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