[vcf-midatlantic] Thicknet/10base5 Test Segment: The Cable is In!

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 11:22:46 EDT 2018

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 5:20 PM, systems_glitch via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> All,
> A few months ago, I mentioned one of my suppliers had Belden 89880 thicknet
> Ethernet cable. Well, last week I finally made it down to his warehouse and
> picked it up! The final bits for a test segment came in today, so I set up
> a little link between my SPARCstation 10 and DEChub 90:


> Anyone interested in cable can email me directly

Will do.  I already have a couple of Cabletron ST-500s with Thicknet
taps, plus several (4? 5?) with a 10Base2 BNC top instead of the
10Base5 vampire tap.  If there were an inexpensive source of the
actual tap and cable clamp, I could put these on an Etherhose.

> I do have a very
> few NOS Cabletron ST-500-01 transceiver/non-intrusive tap kits as well.

These tap kits may be exactly what I'm looking for.

Oh, I also happen to have more than two 10Base5 terminators.  The one
substantial thing I lack is any fresh N-connector ends to terminate

I'll PM about this.



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