Expert

Re: Is downstream power too high?

you can use a 2 or 4 way splitter with all unused ports terminated, a 2 gives you 3.5 dB loss and a 4 gives you 7 dB loss

They're cheaper than resistive pad attenuators.

 

 I like the DirecTV SWM's, they come with term resistors and are good for 5-2100 mhz

 

Contributor

Re: Is downstream power too high?

Yeah, that's probably what I will do then.  I had no idea where I was going to purchase the attenuator, there weren't many places selling them online, and could not find one local place on Google.

 

 

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Expert

Re: Is downstream power too high?

grab a 100' coil of rg6, that's a dB of loss US and 6 dB loss DS...

 

Contributor

Re: Is downstream power too high?

Or by a directv thingy and some cable and try each one.  That's a lot of cable to be laying there.

Contributor

Re: Is downstream power too high?

how about this?

Valued Contributor

Re: Is downstream power too high?

I can attest that a 100' roll of rg6 will reduce your power. I went from high 10 to low 11 down  to 4.9-5.4.

 

I bought this from lowes.

Expert

Re: Is downstream power too high?

I go to the scrap yard and buy 100' at the end of a spool for $1, lol. and that's double or triple the "recovery" value

 

 

Valued Contributor

Re: Is downstream power too high?

I could have went to the TWC office and got it for free but they were closed. I wired this house myself for free. I went to the office and they gave me a spool and told me to bring it back when I was done.

Contributor

Re: Is downstream power too high?

I'm still going to try and wrangle up something, because the second tech told me the signal will fluctuate by ~3 decibals, but this is what I'm getting this moment.  I did see it down about 8-9 on Saturday, but it never stays that low for long with the weather changes.

 

And when it goes this low it's usually accompanied by a bunch of uncorrectables.

 

Downstream Bonded Channels
ChannelLock StatusModulationChannel IDFrequencyPowerSNRCorrectedUncorrectables
1LockedQAM2561591000000 Hz8.4 dBmV42.6 dB262569
2LockedQAM2562597000000 Hz8.8 dBmV42.5 dB307551
3LockedQAM2563603000000 Hz8.9 dBmV42.6 dB344550
4LockedQAM2564609000000 Hz8.7 dBmV42.3 dB311679
5LockedQAM2565615000000 Hz8.9 dBmV42.3 dB310628
6LockedQAM2566621000000 Hz9.3 dBmV42.3 dB365646
7LockedQAM2567627000000 Hz9.3 dBmV42.0 dB351585
8LockedQAM2568633000000 Hz9.4 dBmV41.9 dB351594
9LockedQAM2569639000000 Hz9.4 dBmV42.0 dB350642
10LockedQAM25610645000000 Hz9.5 dBmV42.3 dB329598
11LockedQAM25611651000000 Hz9.5 dBmV42.1 dB364483
12LockedQAM25612657000000 Hz9.5 dBmV41.4 dB305640
13LockedQAM25613663000000 Hz9.3 dBmV41.8 dB369499
14LockedQAM25614669000000 Hz9.7 dBmV42.0 dB270509
15LockedQAM25615675000000 Hz10.3 dBmV42.4 dB324593
16LockedQAM25616681000000 Hz10.4 dBmV42.4 dB310553

 

Contributor

Re: Is downstream power too high?

Looking better!  This is without me adding anything yet.

 

Downstream Bonded Channels

ChannelLock StatusModulationChannel IDFrequencyPowerSNRCorrectedUncorrectables
1LockedQAM2561591000000 Hz6.9 dBmV43.1 dB264569
2LockedQAM2562597000000 Hz7.3 dBmV43.1 dB307551
3LockedQAM2563603000000 Hz7.4 dBmV43.1 dB357550
4LockedQAM2564609000000 Hz7.2 dBmV42.9 dB333679
5LockedQAM2565615000000 Hz7.5 dBmV42.8 dB330628
6LockedQAM2566621000000 Hz7.8 dBmV42.8 dB375646
7LockedQAM2567627000000 Hz7.7 dBmV42.5 dB365585
8LockedQAM2568633000000 Hz7.7 dBmV42.4 dB373594
9LockedQAM2569639000000 Hz7.5 dBmV42.4 dB356642
10LockedQAM25610645000000 Hz7.7 dBmV42.6 dB346598
11LockedQAM25611651000000 Hz7.7 dBmV42.5 dB384483
12LockedQAM25612657000000 Hz7.7 dBmV41.7 dB311640
13LockedQAM25613663000000 Hz7.5 dBmV42.2 dB376499
14LockedQAM25614669000000 Hz8.0 dBmV42.4 dB278509
15LockedQAM25615675000000 Hz8.5 dBmV42.7 dB325593
16LockedQAM25616681000000 Hz8.6 dBmV42.7 dB311553