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Ultimate Geek


# 183670 26-Oct-2015 10:28
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Hi folks

Had Sky Digital in 2 locations in home - and 2 mysky boxes. The feed appeared to come from the dish, into a splitter in the loftspace and then out to the other two boxes.


Post renovations and moving walls, the new location for one of the boxes is in another room so I ran a long length of Rg6 cable that a friend donated - probably around 12 to 14 metres.  

Just prior to decorating I connected up both ends of the cable ( assuming my crimping and connections are fairly okay ) and plugged in the box to the new location.

Signal light on box was red and it came up saying updating listings then " Atmospheric Conditions affecting it etc ".

I remade the connections, rechecked the splitter connections and tried again. Same issue.

Now thinking it might be the cable ?

On it, is says Belden 1829A-C    3GHZ/ 75 OHm  RG6   Duo Sky Sattellite

Just called him and it appears the cable is around 6+ years old...

Should that cable work or is it something else that might be the issue.  Next step if I can't resolve it is to get the sky engineer in. 

Thanks for any help. If its a case of swapping out the cable and remaking the ends then I can do that much.

Thanks

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Master Geek


  # 1413889 26-Oct-2015 11:15
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If its a mysky make sure its into number 1 (innermost) input. if not the LNB could have drifted, your crimps could be bad splitter could be shot.

Cable age has not been a factor in the past.

if its a digital box it might not be able to find the sat sig if the lnb has drifted, they look but not as much as the mysky

Get sky, best option really.



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Ultimate Geek


  # 1413913 26-Oct-2015 12:43
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Its fixed.  I eventually went upstairs to check the connections - screwed in by my teenage son / helper and it would appear he has found a tv splitter...not the sky splitter.  

Made the connection into the correct box and all is well !!!

 

Thanks again

Ged

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