I am aware that you can use cat 5e/6, there is a whole line of products called studiohub+ that are based on just that principle. however, I think we are hoping to re use whatever existing cabling we can. Perhaps a little more background is in order. I am working part time at this sattion, sort of an engineer in training (my background is pro audio, electronics, video production, little RF). My boss (and good friend) is the chief engineer/owner, and it is a non profit station (southern Gospel). we recently replaced the Custom automation system with a Wide Orbit Automation for Radio system. There are two on air studios, and one production studio. studio B was already upgreaded before we put in WOAFR and now we need to do studio A. After the upgrade, both will have Radio Systems Millenium digital consoles. Right now we are waiting on some new cabinetry, the old stuff is already pulled. As soon as the cabinetry is done we are going to wire up the Millenium, hook up the touch screens for WOAFR (the rest of the system resides in an equipment room), wire up the studio mics and telephone hybrid and that's pretty much it, if we are basically cloning studio A, then there is not even a cd player to hook up or anything. So all the satelite feeds, automation feeds, etc, are already run, on whatever cable was used at the time (the station has been around since the 80's). We are not co located with the TX, it's on top of a mountain a few miles away. The only RF is the STL, and CATV, so it should not be a terribly hostile environment.
Looks like it should be ok then to use the punch blocks, I just wanted to make sure we weren't looking at trouble with intermittent problems or any other Gotcha's.
Thanks for all the tips guy's,