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SimpleSimon
10-05-2007, 03:57 PM
I need a 1000' video feed for a CCTV camera "down at the gate".

We've got power down there, and I assume we're gonna need a video amp (suggestions?), but do I need to worry about anything else on this?

Oh - and my local supplier is quoting me $260 for 1000' roll of DB RG-6. Reasonable?

Thanks guys!

Greg C
10-05-2007, 03:59 PM
You may be better off using a camera that works over IP at that distance.

SimpleSimon
10-05-2007, 04:33 PM
Well, wired Ethernet has a 300' limit and there's no LOS for WiFi.

Besides - customer already bought the camera. :cool:

AntAltMike
10-05-2007, 06:51 PM
If you modulate it at the camera to, say channel 2 or below, you'll lose under 20dB over 1000 ft. Can that work for you?

bajadudes
10-05-2007, 07:52 PM
Oh - and my local supplier is quoting me $260 for 1000' roll of DB RG-6. Reasonable?

Thanks guys!

That sounds too expensive. You should be able to find RG-6 DB 60% solid copper center for about $150 with shipping.

Look at perfect10 Model Number: 1829BC $94 for 1000ft

bajadudes
10-05-2007, 08:17 PM
Or consider 1000ft 1/2 PVC conduit for about $100, a $2.00 straight in-line waterproof condulet every 100 ft as a pull box and a roll of 1000ft RG6 solid copper center for $60. Total cost about $200.

Advantage is serviceability down the line and future wiring options like maybe a magnetometer in the drive way or other signaling devices.

If the owner goes for it talk him into 3/4" and tell him that gives him many options without trenching up his landscaping for the future.

Just my 2 cents

DoctorBob
10-06-2007, 02:11 AM
I need a 1000' video feed for a CCTV camera "down at the gate".

We've got power down there, and I assume we're gonna need a video amp (suggestions?), but do I need to worry about anything else on this?

Oh - and my local supplier is quoting me $260 for 1000' roll of DB RG-6. Reasonable?

Thanks guys!

We found that Copper over Copper works better and you will also want to put a quality Surge Protector, like Panamax, in line at the camera location... We've never had a problem with loosing picture quality either.

vegassatellite
10-07-2007, 02:08 AM
If you're going 1000' with this run, you ought to go RG11 instead of RG6. That will save you about 4db at 50mhz or about 8db at 400mhz. Heck, you may even be better off going with 500 series cable, but you'll have to get someone who can trim it for you.

Skiid
10-07-2007, 02:49 PM
but you'll have to get someone who can trim it for you.

Why is that? A coring tool is about $65.00. A BAFF conenctor is about $7.00. How hard can it be?

sattec
10-07-2007, 02:52 PM
use flex feeder, same as .625, no coring tool needed...looks like BIG BIG RG-11, works great...

AntAltMike
10-07-2007, 04:38 PM
If he's amenable to modulating it, he won't need anything any bigger than RG-6 because the loss at VHF frequencies is manageable. If he is committed to a 1V peak-to-peak video signal, someone other than me will have to estimate loss thresholds.