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How important is High Frequency RG6

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by chefwong, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. chefwong

    chefwong Legend

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    Meaning, in the DTV or even Fios world of things, what ill effects does one experience with 1K swept cable ?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    signal drop on long run

    if it _ordinary_ RG6 cable it will works up to 3 GHz regardless of being swept or not
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    "swept" means that it was tested at that frequency, it does not necessarily means that higher frequencies won't pass.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    3.0 Ghz sweep tested isn't much more expensive....why take a chance?
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    if it installed ?
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I would never use existing cable for a new install without testing it.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    With your pocket TDR? :lol:
     
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  8. BobStokesbary

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    SWM lives in the 1076Mhz to 1790Mhz space. (Guide data on 974 Mhz.) I would think you are taking an unnecessary risk by not upgrading. But, it is your call.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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  10. BobStokesbary

    BobStokesbary Legend

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    Which was my source for the freqs I gave. But, I like your idea of including the source better.
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would bet for a price of new cable, that old cable would be fine up to 2.2 Ghz (if not 3 GHz) with acceptable linear loss
    don't scare him ;)
     

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