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Want to test 50 ohm coaxial cable (25ft); What should the ohm/reading be?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want to test a couple cables I got off of ebay. It doesn't make sense to trust them without being able to test. I just don't know what the numbers should read, and I can't find numbers to compare it to. 

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You can do a basic test with a multi-meter:
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-test-coax-cable-for-connectivity

 

 

 

There is basic cable testers you can purchase like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Locations-Explorer-Klein-Tools-VDV512-101/dp/B076DP1534/

 

 

And there is more expensive testers that check line loss.  But that is overkill just to test a cheap coax cable unless you are installing professionally.
 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, PsyOpWarlord said:

You can do a basic test with a multi-meter:
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-test-coax-cable-for-connectivity

 

 

 

There is basic cable testers you can purchase like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Locations-Explorer-Klein-Tools-VDV512-101/dp/B076DP1534/

 

 

And there is more expensive testers that check line loss.  But that is overkill just to test a cheap coax cable unless you are installing professionally.
 

I know, but I want to know if it is good or not. Would I need a tester to check the line loss? I want to actually know if it's a quality cable

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3 hours ago, Rosss said:

want to actually know if it's a quality cable

Did you pay good money for it? Because we you buy cheap you get cheap. I think the brand Commscope is what Comcast and other cable co's use. That might be a worry brand to look at. What exactly is this coax for? 


You ever notice that many establishments have a sign that as "No Shirt, No Shoes, No service"? They never say anything about pants............ You know what that implies. You dont have to wear pants. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 7/1/2019 at 6:28 PM, Donut417 said:

Did you pay good money for it? Because we you buy cheap you get cheap. I think the brand Commscope is what Comcast and other cable co's use. That might be a worry brand to look at. What exactly is this coax for? 

It's for a mobile hotspot, connecting a omni directional satellite for LTE. 

 

I got them on eBay; It was from a listing that only had limited quantity, and it didn't seem sketchy. I was hoping for them just being extra cables from a business supply or something. They aren't labeled though on the cable, so idk. They were only like $12 each for 25ft. 

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