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Sweep Test Question

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Sandman, Oct 9, 2004.

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  1. Sandman

    Sandman Godfather

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    Sep 23, 2002
    I have approx 250' of Belden 9246 RG6 coax that I would like to use to complete an install, but I can not find and info regarding the sweep test rating, I have checked the Belden web site and cannot find this cable listed, I no longer have the original box and was looking for suggestion on how to determine if this particular cable is adequate to use for a Superdish install from the DP34 to the receivers, approx 75' in length.

    Thanks
    Bob
     
  2. red hazard

    red hazard Legend DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Apparently it's discontinued. I doubt you will have problems with only a 75' run of coax. Not being swept to at least 2.2 Ghz (E* DP requirement) means that there could be more loss at the higher frequencies as compared to a so-called cable swept to 2.2 Ghz or higher. One experienced installer in this forum, mike500, insists that it doesn't matter. I would give it a shot but be advised that generally it's recommended that Rg6 in DSS applications have at least 60% shielding in the coax. Good luck.
     
  3. Sandman

    Sandman Godfather

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    I found this on the Belden website

    Belden sweep tested to 450 MHz. In the mid - 1980s, we increased testing to 550 MHz. And in the late 1980s, sweep testing to 750 MHz had become the norm. In this same fashion, Belden sweep tests to 1 GHz for the Broadband Industry to adequately serve its market in the 90s.

    The cable I have is from the 2001 era so I feel confident that it will work, now if it ever stops raining from ts Matthew I can complete my install

    Bob
     
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