Telecom and Networking

Outdoor wiring dip loops

What is a drip loop? https://blog.solidsignal.com/tutorials/what-is-a-drip-loop/ The drip loop is a slack bit of cable that sits lower than the rest. The whole purpose is to let water pile up at the bottom and drip off. If your cables were tight, water from outside could travel down the wire and get straight into an outlet

History of communications technology

Telecommunication and networking has been and will be one of the core technologies in helping the evolution of mankind and technology. Here is a quick view to the history of the modern electronics based communications technologies with help of few history articles. “10th March, 1876 – The day when Alexander Graham Bell made the first

Space weather issues to satellites

Space had too harsh weather conditions for recent Starlink communications satellite update. 40 Starlink satellites doomed: SpaceX reported last night that 40 of the 49 Starlink satellites launched to low Earth orbit on February 3 are now doomed by a geomagnetic storm. SpaceX said: “The satellites deployed on Thursday were significantly impacted by a geomagnetic

Ethernet measurements

Ethernet over twisted-pair technologies use twisted-pair cables for the physical layer of an Ethernet computer network. Most commonly standards use 8P8C modular connectors (often called RJ-45), and supported cable standards range from Category 3 to Category 8. These cables typically have four pairs of wires for each connection, slower standards (10M and 100M) used only

Ancient “fake RJ-45″

Who invented that and decided that it was a good idea to start to use this 10 pin RJ-45 look-alike connector? I wanted to do measurement with multimeter on UTP wiring, took a cable (left) that looked like RJ-45, but nothing worked as planned with it. Ended up butchering a real CAT6 cable (on right)

Email is 50 years old

At some point this year, email turned 50 years old! In 1971, Ray Tomlinson sent the first email using the SNDMSG program on ARPANET. 50 Years of Email https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/50-years-of-email-301262676.html But if the history of email tells us anything, it’s that email isn’t going away any time soon Email is 50 years old, and still where