Currently we have what I think must be a UHF aerial (See photo #1), the wire you see attached in photo #2 runs to my lounge. It is a flat cable with what appears to be two lots of copper wiring on each side, positive and negative for instance. How this is connected to the aerial I could not see, in the lounge where it is connected to a plug, each twist of copper (1 & 2) is connected to a terminal by a small screw (2 terminals) and from here this plugs in to my TV. We have a Samsung UA46D6600, and can pick up freeview easily using this method and works perfect.
However I'm doing some renovations in the lounge and figured I should upgrade this cable to coax RG6 as have been reading this is a good thing to do as I am unsure of the limitations of my existing flat cabling.
I got a 15m length, enough to run from the lounge to the aerial and the guys at the shop used a compression tool and fitted a screw on F connector, which I can then screw on to the back of a tv wall faceplate and from here I can plug my tc cable in to this faceplate.
However..how do I connect the other end of the cable to the aerial? Photo 2 shows what appears to be the 2 wires joined to the aerial in the same way as how they are joined inside, a positive and negative type connection. My only problem with that is on the coax cable it appears to only have 1 wire, the centre copper wire, what would one use as the 2nd wire?
want to get all this sorted tomorrow so I can gib it back up, never to be able to touch anything behind again.