As always, thanks for jumping quickly into the discussion.
I should explain that as we only have 2 of the Cable runs available (for now
) I've got the neighbor connecting to the end of one of the 350 foot RG6 Quad Shield cables (at the rear of the Cabin).
So the Multiswitch (above) is not in the circuit. It's either the Phillips SDW5005GN In Line Amplifier
(Booster - see photo above) or a barrel connector between that cable, and the 248 feet of indoor RG6 Dual Shield cable which goes on to his place.
I too have thought that maybe the voltage drop is getting too large to switch the LNB appropriately, and that's why I left him the new Booster, but maybe it's not the right one
to use in this situation (I bought 4 of them just in case ...
) I've also thought that maybe this Booster may be defective.
The neighbor is pushing on trying to get my BIL to purchase the remaining RG6 Quad Shield as the weather has turned, and they now got a dusting of snow! We wanted this all buttoned up by now!! If the BIL doesn't have the cable, the neighbor is going to buy it himself today, and get on with it. (I'll split the cost with him.)
I advised last night that if he got the remaining 2 runs installed, and connected to the Multiswitch, it may boost the signal enough to get him decent reception. Of course I expected the Booster to bump up the signal at his house to about the same level as at the Cabin, as long as it's working correctly.
Comments and suggestions before the Lake becomes a snowy frozen popsicle ! => Please?