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HiVolt
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join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
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CH 88 on Rogers Cable

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Does anyone get Channel 88 on their Rogers CableTV? I just pressed 88 by mistake and this funky stuff appeared, looks like it some sort of signal meter for Rogers systems. Does anyone know how to read this, to get some interesting info?
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skillton

join:2000-09-14
Scarborough, ON
yea i get the same thing... only the graph dat is smooth for u has spikes on my tv


alex4life
Alex4life
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join:2001-06-22
Delta, BC
reply to HiVolt
I get that too, but with a different cable company. It's channel 888 where I am. Mine is usually pretty spikey


zedsdead
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join:2000-08-24
Burlington, ON
reply to HiVolt
That's a spectrum analyser for the return path for a certain node, more than likely for the node your on. The big spikes towards the middle are modems transmitting on that node. Looks like a pretty noisy return path though. Some headend techs like to set these up on a high channel so techs in the field can see what the noise floor etc. looks like.


shaner
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join:2000-10-04
Calgary, AB
Just being a smartass, but do you get to charge them for using your TV for tech support?
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HiVolt
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reply to zedsdead
So the spikes are transmissons? or just general modem activity? Could one graph be for transmit, the other receive activity on the node? and this one steady graph, i wonder what that's for...
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DKS
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join:2001-03-22
Owen Sound, ON
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reply to zedsdead
Nothing on our channel 88 in Owen Sound.
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zedsdead
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join:2000-08-24
Burlington, ON
reply to HiVolt
The large spikes to the middle of the graph are modems transmitting back to the headend. The graph is from 5mhz to 42mhz (docsis specified return path) and reads from left to right. As you can see the lower the frequency (more towards the left) the more noisy it gets, which is normal to a point. However looking at the overall noise floor it looks high, that node probably wouldn't pass a DQM. Of course these are just my observations looking at a still picture Hard to say for sure without looking right at the analyzer.


zedsdead
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join:2000-08-24
Burlington, ON

reply to DKS
Not all cable companies put these out on the system. We (Cogeco) to my knowledge do not. At least I've never seen or heard of us doing it. However in the office I work in we have the capability to look at analyzers in some of our systems remotely for monitoring purposes. Every headend definetly has an analyzer to look at the nodes that are served from it.
[text was edited by author 2002-07-28 21:18:28]

[text was edited by author 2002-07-28 21:20:04]


corster
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join:2002-02-23
Gatineau, QC
reply to HiVolt
could it be JUST people with hi-speed internet?
(ignore my avatar)


sbrook
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join:2001-12-14
Ottawa
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reply to HiVolt
Ch 88 in Ottawa for a long time was the graph, but changed to a Rogers Preview Channel. It was on another channel before an earlier channel shuffle too. Seems they occasionally dump this on when they're testing channels out.