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Signal values

When measuring signals at the end of the cable just before the box and using a test meter, what are the ideal values that should be achieved?

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Re: Signal values

What are you trying to do? Without a channel plan or knowing what channels are on which frequencies, there's not much you can do with the information

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Re: Signal values

In order to predict the amount of signal available at the end of the coaxial cable in a distributed system, calculations need to be made to determine the amount of amplification needed. The values considered for each part of the distribution system (cable, splitters, insertion, taps, etc.) all vary depending on the signal frequency measurments are taken. My question is: what is the highest frequency that your system passes? And, I'm assuming the amount of signal strength needed is between -8 and 10db (?).

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Re: Signal values

Nothing over 1gHz goes down the line.

 

-KP

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Re: Signal values

There may also be value in knowing that internal to your home, there could be signals approaching 1.6gHz (MoCA)...

 

-KP

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