Distance of cable between Sky dish & box

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  1. Darth Vader

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    Can any of you Jedi's help ?.

    How long can the cable run be between the dish and the Sky digibox. The Landlord of the property I live in won't allow me to install a dish on the house. But they will let me put one on the garage which is quite a distance from the house. I have repeatedly emailed Sky this question but have received no reply.

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    I think the maximum length is around 40 meters.
    For longer lengths a signal amplifier is needed along with the use of good quality CT100 cable.

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    You never receive an answer from Sky!

    I am living in a grade 1 listed house and had a similar problem (You are not allowed to put a dish on one of these houses). I bought a reel of 100M CT100.
    A 100M run was too close to the limit. Now I moved the dish closer (15M). The dish is 1Ft of the ground. This qorks great, but I have to keep mowing the grass in the summer!

    I am sure 40M will work.
     
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    To Frank2 & Starbust

    Thanks for the info it's been a great help!. My Deathstar will now be complete!



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