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The Telecom Digest for May 24, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 92 : "text" Format
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Re: 4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911 (Barry Margolin)
Re: Cable selection for Overland Ringdown System (tonypo)

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Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 00:42:04 -0400 From: Barry Margolin <barmar@alum.mit.edu> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: 4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911 Message-ID: <barmar-8E29EB.00420423052014@news.eternal-september.org> In article <o5SdnboIl9mnKuDOnZ2dnUVZ_vadnZ2d@posted.internetamerica>, gordonb.m71z7@burditt.org (Gordon Burditt) wrote: > I would hate to try to deliver a baby (with, say, the mother trapped > in an elevator) using texted instructions from a doctor relayed by > 911 (but it's still better than nothing). I believe this has been > successfully done quite a few times using voice calls. It's not like they'll be getting rid of voice 911. It's just an option you can use if you find it more convenient in a particular circumstance. Many of today's kids and teenagers are very proficient at texting, so when they grow up they're likely to find this a very useful feature. I still use a flipphone with only a numeric keypad, it takes me forever to type even a short message. -- Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu Arlington, MA *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***
Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 13:19:06 +0000 (UTC) From: tonypo <t-nospam-ony.pelliccio@gmail.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Cable selection for Overland Ringdown System Message-ID: <llnhsa$pjd$1@dont-email.me> On Wed, 21 May 2014 14:01:55 -0500, Frank Stearns wrote: > I'm looking to put phones between two households with a ringdown box; > the houses are approximately 700 feet apart. (We already have radio > links for voice and data; but I also want a hard-wired back up.) > > Looking for practical advice on cable selection. This wire will go > overland, though it is feasible to put it under 3-6" of soil in a quick > little trench most of the way, but parts perhaps could be exposed, if I > found suitable cable. > > I was thinking of some sort of armored CAT5; then I'd have four pairs. > But perhaps there's a better 2 pair cable for this application. (I do > want at least two pair; with one pair as a spare. The cat5 was > interesting because I'd have two additionl pairs for some other future > use.) In those exposed sections we'd need something that the chipmunks, > squirrels, rabbits, and other critters would not find tasty. > > Cable suggestions welcome, > > Thanks in advance, > Frank One thing we've done in the past is to plant a PVC conduit about 18-24" under the ground. Fish enough wire for your needs but drop a few strings in there to pull cable through for additional needs. Tony
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