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Connecting two satellite cables kills signal

  • 08-07-2020 2:49pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭


    I have a satellite cable running into my rental accomodation but it has been cut, and there is only about a metre left inside the wall.

    The TV is about 5m away so I need to join the cable.

    I tried connecting the cable using f-connector joiner but when I do, it kills the signal. The new cable I'm using is Webro RGB cable, and the conductor guage is a bit thicker than the cable coming down from the roof(the guage of this cable is very thin)

    Would this be the reason for signal loss? I've checked to make sure the braiding etc isn't touching the conductor/f-connector.

    Appreciate any help, thanks!


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,209 ✭✭✭swoofer


    Can you do a pic? and did you try getting a signal before extending cable? the cable from roof could be from an aerial, can you actually see the dish>


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,936 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    Might the house have had skyQ at some point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭jimmy86


    Hi,

    I will try and get a picture when I'm back at the house tomorrow. It's just two f connectors with a joiner.

    The signal works fine when using the cable coming in through the wall but it's not long enough to reach the TV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,728 ✭✭✭Apogee


    jimmy86 wrote: »

    Would this be the reason for signal loss? I've checked to make sure the braiding etc isn't touching the conductor/f-connector.


    This would be my first suspicion - did you specifically check for a short with a multimeter?


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