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#26 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 03:04 PM

Ok, just peeked into the attic.

I have two 8 way splitters connected to the SWM16.

4 lines feeding 2 HR24's, 1 HR20 and 1 H25 on one splitter, unused ports are terminated.

4 lines feeding 3 HR24's and Deca on the other splitter with all unused ports terminated on that splitter as well.

Would I be better served with two 4 way splitters, or am I splitting hairs? :)

Changing from 8-ways to 4-ways, should give you about 4-5 dB more signal [by having less loss].
Since half of your outputs [power] are being wasted into the terminations, this would "simply" mean a more efficient setup.
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#27 OFFLINE   liltalkm

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:46 PM

Done.

The two 8 way splitters have been swapped out with two 4 way splitters.

All is working fine, we will see what happens next storm.

Thanks again.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:47 PM

Done.

The two 8 way splitters have been swapped out with two 4 way splitters.

All is working fine, we will see what happens next storm.

Thanks again.

You can do "only so much", but this sure won't hurt. ;)
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