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James Bond

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#197997 21-Jun-2016 19:36
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So I'm currently moving from VFTV to Sky (because VF won't let me have VFTV without, at least Naked Broadband..I think)


Our house is an old Edwardian cottage, there's a UHF aerial on one side of the house and a VHF aerial on the other. The VHF outlet is right where I would like our second decoder to be and it's an internal wall.


I was going to get rid of the VHF aerial and replace it with a UHF - as a minimum. Could the signal for the second decoder be carried by the VHF cable? The VHF aerial location and the Dish are within 3m.





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  #1577890 21-Jun-2016 19:41
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Coax run to VHF antennas, depending on age was not typically RG-6 unless cabled post 1998, even then it is most likely only RG-59 and not what Sky would consider suitable for a cable run to dish.

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  #1577939 21-Jun-2016 20:35
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Yup - Have just checked, it's RG-59U.


Between the outlet and the ceiling it's about 2.3m vertically, no conduit. After that, roof space with plenty of room.

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