Using RF cable for LNB feed to receiver?

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  1. garygfx

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    Before I last decorated I ran some RF cable from our Sky box to a 2nd TV upstairs which worked great for bedroom viewing.

    6 years later... I'd like to re-use the RF cable run to feed from a quad LNB into a Freesat box upstairs so we'd have Sky downstairs and Freesat upstairs. (Can't quite warrant +£10/month for Sky multiroom).

    My question is will the RF cable be up to the job of carrying the satellite feed about 20 meters up to the receiver?

    Thanks.
     
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    It depends on the quality of the cable. Is it double screened - i.e. does it have both a foil and braided screening? Does it have a solid centre core? If not both then unlikely to work without problems.
     
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    Thanks Dave. I remember it's solid core but not sure about double screened. At least I know what to check for now. :)
     

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