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ct100 and ft100 cable ??

iwol

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#1
hi ive just found ive got a big loss in my cable run i see maplins sell ft100,but everyone seems to recomend ct100 does anyone know the difference thanks iwol
 

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#2
how much cable run have you got as wf125 or ct125 is much better cable for long cable run if its below 30metre use some wf100 cable
 

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#3
Can't say I've noticed any difference (I've used both). Same specification. May be better to use a higher spec cable (CT/FT125) if you have a long run.

Llew
 

iwol

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#4
its about 20-25metres i think but im losing about 30 percent from dish to receiver ive got a 1.2m cm so i pick most things up ok im just trying to squeeze the last drop out,what drop difference starts to make a difference especially on the low power sats
 

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#5
If you can find short peices of cable see of you can find this.
http://www.romal.com/html/coax/html/CATV%20satteliet/PRG%2011%20CU%20PVC.pdf

Best coax there is we use only this and never problems and LOW LOSS
 

iwol

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#6
where would i get the prg11 cable from snuffer as it seems to have less loss than the ct100
 

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#7
ct100 or h109f what it is called now is rubbish well not rubbish just used on sky systems

you want to change it to some proper good cable like wf100 or wf125 or even rg6 not the ally foil version the proper copper on copper stuff used

satcure sells WF125 cable in 100m reel for 60 quid _http://www.satcure.co.uk/accs/page8.htm#WF125

rolfw and other members can advise more
 

iwol

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#8
so is ct125 same as wf125 and whats the outer diameter thanks
 

rolfw

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#9
For 20m you shouldn't really need anything bigger than WF100 or CT100. With the huge loss that you mention in the other thread, it is more likely to be a defective cable, or a bad meter reading. The difference in loss over 20m between WF100, made by Belden and the Belden G11 1.55mm core cable mentioned above, would only be a couple of DB at the highest frequency, and I doubt if your installation is that critical.
 

iwol

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#10
cheers guys gonna go out now and recheck meter reading while its not raining
 

iwol

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#11
just checked 102.2 at lnb and 88.9 bfore the diseque switch behind tv does this sound better
 

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#12
Yes, quite a bit. :)