Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastern Ontario (Ottawa/Kingston)
Oh no! I think I also read and posted in that other "wire in the tree" thread. I too was going to suggest, as did member STAMPEDER, that theory states that live coax cables carrying RF signals need to be terminated with an appropriate "terminator" if not connected at the customer end. This prevents any leakage of RF signal out to free space (bad for everyone receiving signals over the air) and properly terminated cables also minimize reflections of signal back down the coax cable (bad for other's connected to the cable system).
[Proper terminator in this case would be a 75 ohm resistive load I think ... they're made to screw right in to the coax connector on the end of the cable.]
The better solution (also mentioned by another member earlier) is to have Rogers disconnect the line at the pole tap or box tap and put the terminator (or cap) there. Then the line to the house is NOT live at all, carries no RF signal, and cannot be suspected as the source of the leak.
I could go one step furthur. If you want nothing of Rogers on your property, ask Rogers to disconnect and terminate at the pole tap or box tap, and then you rip out everything else on your property... coax cable, connectinon box (that they usually hastily) screwed to your (outside?) wall, and any crap that you don't need or want inside your house. Rogers will not like this ... because if you or someone else needs this service again at your location, they'll have to redo it new from scratch. Be careful if you decide to do this yourself. Rogers may get really upset. Only do it if you are sure you will never need or ask for service again for them.
Like I said in another post - consider doing all your own inside wiring (properly) ... keep those subcontractor or Rogers wiring guys out of your house, and off your property if at all possible. It's just a personal opinion ...but I suggest: do it yourself properly...in your house, or on your property - or hire an independent company to do it properly on you behalf and in your interest.
I am sure this post is going to ROCK alot of people / may upset some people. So be it.