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Sky Dish and the LNB cable connection

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by mmm, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. mmm

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    Before I start - I know nothing about LNB's so forgive the crap descriptions and terminolgy.

    anyway, for the past few months (actually since the first years subscription has ended !!) the sound and picture have been breaking up - when the weather has been really good - no rain/wind.

    My answer was to climb the ladder and look at the dish itself - maybe the cable was loose? Well indeed it was loose and covered/sealed with thick insulating tape around the connection. To be honest I did not tighten it up - I just wiggled it - and it has made a bit of a difference.

    My question is - would it be ok to remove the tape and tighten up the cable connection to the LNB - and cover it with tape again ?

    cheers

    mmm
     
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    Yep no problem, just make sure there is no sign of corrosion as any water damage can spread along the cable serverly reducing it's performance. If the cable looks ok use self amalgamating tape to bind and seal the connection with the LNB againest rain.
     
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  4. mmm

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    cheers guys - all I need to do now is balance at the top of my ladder and do a little repair job :eek:

    thanks

    regards

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    Please secure the ladder to the dish bracket or a bolt in the wall!
     
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    Nah..

    I am not scared of heights or falling...maybe the landing :D
     

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