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 Question by Roy Reinier posted 17 Dec 2005
 Cable Signal Strength
Is there any way I can check the strength of my cable signal on my own? It goes through an 8 way splitter and I'm wondering about how strong a signal I'm getting at the TV.
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 18 Dec 2005
Dear Roy,

You will need an RF meter, generally is you have a good picture it is fine, snow pictures are an indication of signal loss.

There are many things that can be done to over come this problem:
Amplify the signal BEFORE it goes into the splitter
Use low loss connectors, splitters and cable
User a higher grade cable for longer runs
Use the proper cable (RG-59 is not a proper cable for CATV) minimum is quad shielded RG-6 for proper signal

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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