Multicoupler/splitter/pigtail conundrum

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R1VINCE

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Ok....

I know what a splitter does and its pros/cons...

I know what a multicoupler/drop amp does and its pros/cons...

I understand the differences between the two.

I understand the differences in loss to what coax type is used.
Now....
assuming we are using the same coax type for this...

If we were to take a 2way splitter - and one side has a 3ft pigtail to receiver, and the other side has a 6ft pigtail to receiver -
Is there a benifit to either side?
Bar the miniscule loss, does anything else change?

ok - What if it were a 4way splitter - and one side has a 6ft pigtail and the remaining 3 have 3ft pigtails
Is there a loss or gain on the long side? or the 3 short sides?
Is there any benefit/drawback to the long/short side?
Reverse it to (3) 6ft and (1) 3ft pigtail.
Does the result change?

What if we use a 4way multicoupler(Electroline or Stridesburg) in place of the 4way splitter with the same scenario?
Is there any change from the splitters results?
How about an 8way Multicoupler? or a 16way?

Assuming that all receivers are sitting in the same place...
Should I cut each pigtail to different lenghts for VHF only?UHF?Combination of both? AM or FM?
Should I just cut every pigtail to same length without adverse affect to what ever frequency any radio is listening to? or is there a formula?
 

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If we were to take a 2way splitter - and one side has a 3ft pigtail to receiver, and the other side has a 6ft pigtail to receiver -
Is there a benifit to either side?
No
Bar the miniscule loss, does anything else change?
No

ok - What if it were a 4way splitter - and one side has a 6ft pigtail and the remaining 3 have 3ft pigtails
Is there a loss or gain on the long side? or the 3 short sides?
No
Is there any benefit/drawback to the long/short side?
Other than the miniscule difference in loss at higher frequencies, no.
Reverse it to (3) 6ft and (1) 3ft pigtail.
Does the result change?
No

What if we use a 4way multicoupler(Electroline or Stridesburg) in place of the 4way splitter with the same scenario?
Is there any change from the splitters results?
The multicoupler has gain to compensate for the loss of splitting. The amp in the multicoupler could be overloaded or pick up some other similar artifact; otherwise no.
How about an 8way Multicoupler? or a 16way?
Assuming the amps in the multicouplers have gain equivalent to the loss of splitting, no.

Assuming that all receivers are sitting in the same place...
Should I cut each pigtail to different lenghts for VHF only?UHF?Combination of both? AM or FM?
Lengths that short make no real difference.
Should I just cut every pigtail to same length without adverse affect to what ever frequency any radio is listening to? or is there a formula?
I'd just make it look pretty.
 
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