Aerial Cable Routing.

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  1. Skiddins

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    We have an aerial which is about to be mounted on the chimney stack.
    It will have a cable running down the outside of the house to supply a signal to an upstairs room then down to a room directly below.

    We planned to route the cable down to the first room, in through the outside wall, to a wall mounted socket, then have a cable running back out from this socket and downstairs where there will be a temporary outside connection (until the room is decorated shortly).

    Does this sound reasonable?
    Will I need a specialist booster in or beside the upstairs wallsocket to make sure there is no loss of signal?

    Any help appreciated.

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    Depends how strong the signal is and what you want to do with it. A distribution amp is usually a good idea and should be the first port of call for the cable. Maybe this could be in the loft? If you have a weak signal and want freeview then you can get a masthead amplifier which fits up near the airial on the mast. You can then get a distirbution amp that will poser this amp through the coax cable. I have this and it works really well so I get 7 excellent signals sent around the house.

    It's a bit involved and of course will cost a bit but I decided to do the job properly in the first place. May I also suggest you use some good double shielded coax cable outside, especially if you live near a road or in town.
     

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