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Behold, It`s Submarine Communications Cable [Pic]

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Behold, It`s Submarine Communications Cable [Pic]. This is what it looks like. It`s laid on the sea floor between land-based stations to carry signals across the ocean.
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Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Friday, July 13, 2012 7:49:24 PM
What do they make it as they go? How the hell would you carry an intact cable of that magnitude?

uatme
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1019 Posts
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 7:00:38 PM
this picture needs a scale

HI-haole
Male, 18-29, Western US
 546 Posts
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:59:46 AM
@turdburglar
Nice one!! Lol

demonjas
Male, 40-49, S. America
 3 Posts
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:34:38 AM
The steel cables are for both protection against the pressure at depth and for the injection of high voltage DC to power repeaters along the sea floor.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3639 Posts
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:18:24 AM
the steel cables are for strength, not rf shielding. To pull the cable up from the ocean floor, they drag a hook along the floor until they snag the cable, then pull it up. It has to be strong. Copper would be stupid to use for such a trunk cable, when fiber is available.

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