testing wf100

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  1. hitz

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    Hi All,

    I need some advise on how i can test wf100 (twin).
    I am at first fix stage - and all the cables from each room go back to a central room. These will connect into a 8 way loft box (labgear)- which will be connected to a dish once im ready to order sky.

    I need some way of testing that the wf100 twin is working correctly before the builders start plastering up the walls.

    Their is no aeriel / sky dish at the moment - so this not an option yet.

    Any ideas how i can achieve this ?

    Also - is it possible to extend twin wf100 if a run is a little short? i know its not ideal - but is their any disadvantage if its possible ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Maplin sell a Coax cable tester (just a simple continuity test)... You can extended the cables use F connectors and barrels if you have to.
     
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    If you just want to test continuity, you can do that with a basic multimeter on the Ohms setting if you have one handy. Just twist the core & screen together at one end and connect the multimeter's probes to the other end. You should get a very low reading - around 0.5-2 ohms depending on the length of the cable.

    As HD says, you can join the cables with F connectors, but you should avoid doing so if at all possible.
     

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