Which frequency range splitter should we use.

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    azarby

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    What is the frequency range of the splitters that DTV is reccomending for use on DECA systems. Radio Shack and Solid Signal have several to choose from.

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    smiddy

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    Any that go from DC to light and are power passing. :D
     
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    :slowgrin::slowgrin::slowgrin:
     
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    Radio Shack has an equivalent model, but I believe it is $13. This would be a last resort to use when you really need to get the project completed and there is nothing else avaialble.

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    dave29

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    ~5-2150mhz
     
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    I have a box full of Skywalkers that I have been using. Works well with DECA.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    SWM should have 2-2150 MHz [well 2000 MHz], "but" the skywalkers being "spec'd" @ 5 MHz, doesn't mean they don't work @ 2.3 MHz.
     
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    That's why I said 5mhz, the only 2mhz splitters that I know of that are readily available are the SWS splitters, but most of my "stuff" is 5mhz and they work fine(as far as I know, lol).
     
  12. Mike Bertelson

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    I've been using the Skywalkers on my SWMLine and just bought another one (4-way) for this trial. :)

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  13. RunnerFL

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    I'm using <gasp>Ideal splitters that I can actually pick up locally at Home Depot. They work great, are well built and inexpensive.
     
  14. smiddy

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    This all depends on attenuation and components used to do the splitting how the splitters are specified, but most will that are speced from 5 Mhz to 2500 MHz have some roll of on either side of the spectrum, not enough to cause issues, since most everything we're dealing with has gain apllied via the power inserters.
     
  15. webby_s

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    +1

    I usually want them 5 minutes ago so that's why I use 'em. (Lowe's here in town)
     
  16. DJPellegrino

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    Same here.
     
  17. DJPellegrino

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    The Ideals are 5MHz to 2.3GHz in case anyone is interested.
     
  18. azarby

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    When SWM was first tested, I also bought some of these. They were labeled as DC power passing on one port. I found out that they were actually DC power passing on all four ports. Found this the hard way by accidentally drawing a spark where no spark should have been. Opened it up and confirmed that they were indeed 4 way power passing. I scrapped these and bought some from Showcsae Electronics (no longer in business).

    Bob
     
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    That was in the days where Ideals weren't always "ideal". :nono:
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    I have had good success with the Skywalker splitters.

    Just got this one today...already using several of the 2-port version.
     

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