shielded cat5 cable/tool

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hi 
is any one can give some info 
i am looking for shielded cat5 cable that can be recommend by other 
as well the crimp tool it need i see a lot of them but what is the best to go with  ? 
as well some info tectonic  to crimp it with the right layout will be great
thank you kind
73 elan g0uut  
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Frank Allen

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My experience: I have never had any success with shielded Cat5, none, and the special connectors are a royal pain. I always found I was really chasing another problem, grounding, usually, that was solved without shielded Cat5.
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hello Frank 
so you use normal CAT-5 ?
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Normal CAT-5 ? No, I used Belden shielded CAT-5. Oh, maybe this is a matter of semantics:  Perhaps you are refering to regular CAT-5 as shielded CAT-5 ?  My mistake, sorry. 
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yes this what i mean the  Belden shielded CAT-5. i think is very good  not sure i can get it in UK
73 MANY THANKS 

elan g0uut
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I have used the Ubiguiti "Toughcable" shielded cat 5 cable very successfully.  You can get it with or without a wire for hanging it in the air.   I just use ordinary tools to install the connectors (use the connectors from Ubiguiti).   Here is a YouTube video that shows you how to put on the connectors:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85ZXHT8U_Zg    The only time I had problems it was definitely "pilot error."    John AD6NR   
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Thanks for the reply, John. Considering the expense, I wonder what situation would dictate using the shielded cable ? Perhasp a code requirement at your end ?
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I bought that cable because I am going to put a Ubiquity microwave system up at a ham radio site. One end at my house about 15 miles away and the other on the mountain.  The cable run at the site is not long (~20) but I did not want to have it fail as the site is not accessible during the winter and gets lots of nasty weather. The shielded cable is good when there is (minor) static charging and the ToughCable really is tough!  I also had to make two runs underground from the router in my house to the transmitter outside my workshop (~260' each run).   I bought 1000' of the cable for $130 and 100 of the proper connectors for $46.  Not all that expensive really.   John  
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hello John 
very kind thank you , but what cable it use on the  you tube is this the name of the cable 
Toughcable" shielded cat 5 cable ? thank you again very interesting what ssdr you use it with 
6700?
73 elan g0uut
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I used the Ubiquity "ToughCable Pro" .   I did not need the extra wire (carrier) as all my runs where short or underground.   Here is the link   https://www.ubnt.com/accessories/toughcable/

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Why you not use CAT 6 or CAT 7 if worry about RF problems? And there many different types of cables in each CAT group exist. Most CAT 7 cables have a metal covered plugs. Try Google and/or Wiki to see the details. Most good cables are double or triple shielded.
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Chris - I am not worried about RF problems with the CAT 5e cable.   The CAT 7 multi-shielded cable is almost 3 times as expensive as the CAT5e here in the US.  

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well Chris you are right 
http://shop.sommercable.com/en/Cables/Bulk-Cables-Fiber-LAN-CAT/Cat-7-SC-Mercator-CAT-7-PUR-581-0071...

https://www.dienadel.de/supra-cables-cat-7-patch-hrhf-netzwerkkabel/a-353629039/

i like to the sommer cable they are the best of the best cable out there as well for audio staff 
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