|2012-02-13, 03:53 AM||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kitchener, ON
prodigy28, a coax-powered preamp won't power up if the outside of the connector fails to make good contact with the coax braid. Without power, the pre-amp passes very little signal--effectively becoming a strong signal attenuator.
Make sure that you're using the proper connectors for the cable size, and that you're preparing the cable with a proper prep tool for that cable size.
For example, you cannot use an RG-59 connector on RG-6. Connectors normally fit snug, but if you cannot get it to fit properly even when forcing it, chances are there is a connector and cable size mismatch.
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