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post #1 of 4 Old 05-31-2011, 08:11 PM - Thread Starter
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Given that it's best to mount the preamp as close to the antenna as possible, the use of 2 90-degree angle fittings can allow for only a few inches of cable. The balun's jack and preamp jacks all face down.
But are those angle pieces lossier than another 6-12 inches of RG6 would be? Am I robbing Peter to pay Paul?
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Just the cable. The extra loss from an extra foot of cable is inconsequential and the cable will be more reliable.
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Adding an extra set of connections, by using 90-degree adapters, is just as lossy as a few extra feet of cable.
And, I've had bad luck with both those, and the all-in-one-piece 90-degree connectors...they are usually press-fit together, and come apart over time and with movement.

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Thanks guys. Peter will be very happy to hear that.
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