what is a good and trusted coax tester

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Old 02-10-05, 06:29 PM
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what is a good and trusted coax tester

am a phone tech out of new york on a job where am installing coax cable as well as telehone and data wiring.am looking for a good coax test equipment to make sure my coneections are good.i just need any input of a good equipment. thanks
 
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Old 02-10-05, 07:52 PM
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I found coax to be a major PITA untill I invested in a T&B compression tool . the connectors are a liitle pricey (.49 each for quad 6 )

but they insatall easily , securly and WORK every time ...looks good to .

no need to test is you get the connector on well every time
 
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Old 02-10-05, 09:51 PM
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i actaully just got me a a compression tool but have not used it,my thing is i would hate to live the job and have this guy call me back saying his cable t.v is not working.so just for my safety i just wanted to have each cable tested.
but am looking forward to
doing my furture jobs using that compression tool, thanks men
 
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Old 02-11-05, 05:50 AM
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catv is really rather forgiving , just two contacts to make

I have never had one "not work " I have had them pull/fall off becouse the connector didnt quite fit the cable or the tool didnt crimp quite right .

with the compressioin fittings I havnt been able to pull one off evan trying hard.
 
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Old 02-11-05, 11:10 PM
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thanks men today i actually used that compression tool and had stuff working o,k.once again thanks.
 
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Old 02-17-05, 08:24 PM
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Twist on connectors

Sorry for straying off topic, but what is the consensus on twist-on connectors. I couldn't find a compression tool, was in a bind, and used a twist-on connector to make an emergency repair. Seemed to hold solidly to the jacket. Thx
 
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Old 02-17-05, 08:31 PM
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if it works ok but it would be my last choice and only in a desprate situation
 
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Once you use conpression connectors, you never want to go back to twist-ons.
Plus, according to some equipment manufacturers, the twist on's tend to create some signal degradation for digital signals carried on coax.
 
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