CATV over CAT5

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 Question by Brett Smith posted 23 Jan 2006
 CATV over CAT5
I want to send an existing RF signal of multiple channels over CAT5 to a TV monitors 750 ft away.
What type of baluns will allow me to do this.

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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 23 Jan 2006
Dear Brett,

Category 5e is designed only to work at a maximum Link length of 90 Meters (295'). Most baluns for CATV conform to this standard for the lower frequencies. I know of no product that will accomplish what you are asking.

In fact even stanbdard CATV cable (RG-6) will have a very difficult time trying to accomplish this without proper amplification.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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