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In Line signal amplifier question

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#1 OFFLINE   Mike Kilduff

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:20 PM

Hey guys,

I have a run from sat about 140 feet give or take a few to receiver and thinking of buying one of these amplifiers just incase as I'm doing a pole mount underground line run, and just thinking of all possibilities now rather than later.

At what point in line is it best to hook these babies up? I would like to do the run -sat to ground block(grounded of course) then ground block to amplifier -then about a 59 foot cable run to the receiver. Hows this sound? They are pretty affordable so may just order one, is there any down side?



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#2 OFFLINE   Mertzen


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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:21 PM

No need for an amp for those distances. Did 275 without amps.
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#3 OFFLINE   rudeney


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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:23 AM

The biggest problem with long runs is not a loss of signal, but a drop in the voltage that the tuners supply to the LNB. If you have problems (which you shouldn't at 140 feet), you might try a powered multiswitch or a locker. If you are using a SWM8 or SWM LNB, then you should have no issues at all. PI to SWM-LNB can officially be 150 feet and SWM to tuners is an additional 150 feet.

#4 OFFLINE   Grentz


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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:45 AM

As the others have said, that distance should be no issue.

Just make sure to use solid copper core RG6 or better cable.
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