I lose comm with Antenna Genius during transmission

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I have the 8x2 antenna Genius mounted on the tower in a NEMA enclosure.  When I transmit with 100 watts all is fine.  When I transmit even with as little as 600 watts the AG comm is lost.
I fear this is near field effect, but, is it on the AG itself or is RF getting in the Cat6 cable?  

Just wondering if anyone else has mounted the AG at the tower and what the result was.  Should this be insurmountable I did leave my DXE switch wired and in place.

Peter
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W2PP

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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Can you try wrapping each end of the CAT6 cable around a mix 31 ferrite?
Sounds like RF getting into the network.

Is the cable shielded? Do you have each end grounded if it is shielded or only one end?

Dave wo2x

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Having just had a bad lan cable issue, I would do what Dave said. I would also try changing or swapping Lan cables

That should solve your problem
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W2PP

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4o3a got back and feels it’s RF on the LAN so I’ll try some ferrite beads since I happen to have those first. The CAT6 is shielded but NIT grounded I’ll take care of that. I’m also going to put sone ferrite beads on the power cable all of course at the AG
Thanks guys
Peter