This morning I went trough and checked a couple connectors. I found 2 that were suspect, I replaced connectors on PRP and WRD. On WRD I found 20' of excess cable that I promptly took out of the mix. Below are the readings from FF which I make my standard as it's the receiver that is in front of me. As you can see WRD went from -42 to -39. It makes it clear to me that every foot counts.
Below are the new readings from WRD as you can see 90% of all the readings went down -2 or at least -1.
The GREEN light is back on DECA II now.
I still have the zeros on the phy mesh. Now when I do a system test on FF I get the reduced network error on WRD and BTH. Where as before it was just on WRD.
VOS, Am I correct in saying that RG11 is the next step? Should I start with WRD and BTH and then see if the reduced network error goes away? I am going to get 1000ft so if I have to I can do all that you recommended.
Does anyone have a good site to buy RG11 in bulk? I looked on amazon and was getting $180 for 1000'
Your 20' is worth ≈ 1 dB
The Phy level test has a ±1-2 dB
Look at your mesh numbers for those below [or close to] 221. Then look at the nodes involved. Disregard nodes: "0 to 0" through "10 to 10"
This should give you some idea of the nodes involved.
RG11 is the only thing at this point because of the long distances and that there is NO DECA amp
It's weird to get zeros imho with only -39 isn't it VOS? I'd probably swap a couple good number units with the two with zeros to see if it follows the units. Just in case before I went and repulled that much cable.
The zeros are a bit strange. I've seen them before in my own testing, but they were at or beyond the limits/range.
I don't have a good answer about them because the phy level test does find the node(s) and they report back the loss, but during the phy mesh test they aren't reporting.
Mesh comes from a SNR so while the loss might be within limits, the noise is higher than expected.
I'd need to play with it for a while to give a better answer.
Swapping receivers and retesting IS something I'd do before "dropping the bucks" for the RG11