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extending cable from satellite dish to digibox

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by ryancant, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. ryancant

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    Hi, can anyone help ? I'm moving my digibox to the bedroom and the lead from the dish is about 7 meters short. I can't get to the dish to re-wire (too high) so i need to splice or buy a connector.
    I have two old splitters lying around from a previous sky or cable installation but they don't seem to work as connectors.

    any ideas ?
     
  2. vex

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    Connecting to cables together shouldn't be a major problem, subject to a little signal loss.

    All you need is a cable with F Connectors on each end and what is called a F Barrel (basically 2 female f screw threads back to back)

    Should be about £2 - £5 at B&Q or a Tandy etc.

    The splitters may not work because they are either not designed to pass satellite frequencies or the power required for the dish.
     
  3. ryancant

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    Thanks for that Vex.
    I think the cable from the dish already has an f connector on it. I'm guessing that's standard on a Sky digital installation and is what screws into the back of the digibox.
    I'll get down to B&Q and get an F barrel and a length of cable long enough with two F connectors on the end.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Stingingwasp

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    Thats what I did. I got the F-connector from B&Q. Luckly I havent noticed any signal loss.
     

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