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RF Patch Panel

Desk Concept art work

Desk Concept art work, 02/01/20…

 

Here is the completed patch panel, mounted in the almost completed desk.  Below you will find a rough set of photos as the hutch took shape…  They are approximately in order, and represent the timeline of construction..

NK7Z, RF patch panel

NK7Z, RF patch panel, click to enlarge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desk front view

Desk front view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desk rear view

Desk rear view, 04/13/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC Power being placed.

AC Power is placed, click to enlarge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebuilt cable runs

Rebuilt cable runs, thanks to Bob, AD7Z for the suggestion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC Power runs

New version of cable run…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up of feed to top of desk.

Close up of feed to top of desk, click to enlarge.

Run detail for some of the power cables.

Run detail for some of the power cables, the Rigrunner is level, it’s an illusion.  Click to enlarge.

Run detail for some of the power cables.

Run detail for some of the power cables, click to enlarge.

Run detail for some of the power cables.

Run detail for some of the power cables, click to enlarge.

Run detail for some of the power cables.

Run detail for some of the power cables, click to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Run detail for some of the power cables.

Run detail for some of the power cables, click to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest view from afar...

Latest view from afar… Click to expand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail of patch panel cable feed.

Detail of patch panel cable feed. Click to expand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front view of desk, showing labeled cables.

Front view of desk, showing labeled cables. Click to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front view of desk showing labeled cables.

Front view of desk showing labeled cables. Click to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front of desk ready for terminations...

Front of desk ready for terminations…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear of desk, 36 RG8X cables run and dressed.

Rear of desk, 36 RG8X cables run and dressed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First test fitting of the coax cover...

First test fitting of the coax cover…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test mounting for monitors...

Test mounting for monitors…  Click to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first cable terminated

The first cable terminated, click to expand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First termination of the cables...

First termination of the cables…  Click to expand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Label...

First Label…  Click to expand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Label and BNC connectors, patch panel side, click to enlarge.

Label and BNC connectors, patch panel side, click to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Label close ups... Click to expand

Label close ups… Click to expand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K3 side of cables... Click to expand.

K3 side of cables… Click to expand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Patch Panel, with all cables connected

Finished Patch Panel, with all cables connected, click to expand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of all patches connected to patch panel.

View of all patches connected to patch panel, click to expand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A closer view of patches connected to patch panel.

A closer view of patches connected to patch panel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cable run into cable vault within the hutch.

Cable run into cable vault within the hutch, click to expand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview of panel as it interfaces with teh hutch.

Overview of panel as it interfaces with the hutch, click to expand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final mounting of patch panel. Click to expand.

Final mounting of patch panel. Click to expand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAT500 Tuner cables, ready for solder...

KAT500 Tuner cables, ready for solder…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All K3 connectors, only PL-259s need soldering.

All K3 connectors, only PL-259s need soldering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External Antenna Connectors, ready for soldering.

External Antenna Connectors, ready for soldering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All connectors in place, PL-259s ready for soldering...

All connectors in place, PL-259s ready for soldering…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PL-259 Closeup

PL-259 Closeup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final cabling for RF finished...

Final cabling for RF finished…

 

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