Need a little advice about line and such on a 500+ foot run of CATV.
I looked into having one of the contractors our cable company gave us but both estimates are up near $1000 and I can't afford and wouldn't anyways even if I could.
I have 2 existing poles up with hangers. They split the distance in roughly 1/4's.
I was told the type of line that they figured had to be used, but it was over a year ago and I forget now. I do know that I couldn't seem to find it here anywere (BC, Canada) and to get the line overseas was difficult.
However, after some research and some logical thinking I have a few questions and 2 possible solutions.
One thing I heard was that RG11/u would be the line to use. I can get a aerial RG11/u cable for $200. It's 1000ft but that ok I guess. Would this line need a booster to go the 500 or so feet without alot of signal loss?
The second idea I had was to run simple RG6,steel line, and a power line to the first or second pole and then mount a signal booster for the rest of the run. (I know a bit of a hackey way to do it but.. lol)
Cost is obviously a issue and I know there is certainly a "Right Way" to do it but I highly doubt I can afford it soo... lol
Any help you all can give me would be great.