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07-03-2003, 09:45 PM
What is the longest run of cable anyone has used with a powered 5x8 and when using a powered multiswitch, should the switch be closer to the dish or the ird or doesn't it matter???

07-04-2003, 09:58 AM
The longest recommended cable length is 100 feet for RG6 but I'm sure you can go longer if you have to. Since you're using a powered multiswitch it shouldn't be a problem. The 100-ft. minimum is actually without a powered switch. Location of the switch isn't all that important so set it where it makes the most sense. The best option is to install it so that the cable runs from the switch to the IRDs is minimized but equal in length. Remember to terminate any unused outputs on the multiswitch.