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Topic # 112937 28-Dec-2012 09:28
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I have a house with 5 unlabeled runs of coax to a centre point.  One run moves the sky satellite from room A to room B.  I want to split this signal and send it to room C so I will split it but with 8 other wires testing by moving a decoder round is a pain in the butt.  Am I right in thinking, if I place one of these Satellite Finders on the end of the signal in the bedroom it will tell me the sattelite signal is running through this wire now??

The device -> Satellite Finder

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  Reply # 737978 28-Dec-2012 10:20
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These normally have to be plugged in to a decoder as well to provide the power. One side connects to the LNB (dish) and the other side connects to your decoder.

You'd still need to cart the decoder around, so may as well just use what you have.

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  Reply # 737990 28-Dec-2012 11:10
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How about.
Disconnect the 5 ends at the common point.
Connect a small cheap buzzer on the other ends in turn and connect a battery to each in turn at the common end to see which cable activates the buzzer.
Even cheaper if you have a multimeter. Short out each end in turn and check which cable is shorted at the common end.
Then label them.



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  Reply # 738138 28-Dec-2012 20:26
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Cheers, will give it a go

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