I like this site, there seem to be a lot nice helpful people here. I will be in and out of here often, trying to learn and maybe help where I can. I have three years of commercial and residential Cable TV installation experience in case anyone has problems or questions they would like to address.
I have run RG6 drops of over 225 feet and then added splitters and maybe another 75 feet to the A/O and the signal strength was fine. Or I had to amp it, you pick. I have run 200 foot RG9 A/O to 15 feet of RG58 and it sucked, but was watchable. Amped off a mainline drop. What are you gonna do (rhetorical)? It all depends on what you have to work with.
I get the feeling you are quizzing me out of Comcast tech book. I learned OJT with the occasional demeaning scream directed at me by the installation manager. I have worked for several different systems and they each have different rules. I think the last one was max 150' (squeeze 200 at risk of losing job) drops using RG9. RG11 would certainly be acceptable if someone bothered to keep it in stock. RG6 was unacceptable because their tap strength sucked.
I am a direct descendant of the lady who donated Coe park.
Last edited by riccet; 03-19-2008 at 05:43 PM.