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    I have a Falcon F4 for testing. I hooked up two 20 ft (Holiday Coro) cables and a 360 mini tree.

    All tests work fine.

    I thought 20 ft was the upper limit with out adding a nul pixel?

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    20ft is the upper limit for CHEAP cable (unshielded 22 awg running side by side etc). Quality cable gets you further.


    2018 - Moving and going to visit my Daughter in New Zealand. Most likely I will be dark or nearly dark, Some static stuff that is simple to put up.

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    The pre-made cables from Holiday Coro are 18 awg. Maybe that's why?

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    I added 20 ft more for 60 ft. Still working fine on all tests

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    The premade cables are shielded, usually use twisting inside the sheith etc. All of that makes them goin longer distances.


    2018 - Moving and going to visit my Daughter in New Zealand. Most likely I will be dark or nearly dark, Some static stuff that is simple to put up.

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    I've gone 60 ft with cat 5e, never thought I would go that far with 3 wire premade cables. I'll need a bigger yard, me thinks

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    Cat5 is a twisted pair configuration. You should get more distance using that vs cheap wire.


    2018 - Moving and going to visit my Daughter in New Zealand. Most likely I will be dark or nearly dark, Some static stuff that is simple to put up.

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