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# 18875 27-Jan-2008 23:18
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Hi, I have a sky decoder in my bedroom and the Sky cable that connects to the decoder from the dish is stretched to it's limit, heavily restricting my current setup.

I want to extend the cable, but I'm not sure what I need. Searches for a "Sky extender cable" in Google brings no luck. I think I need a male-female cable of some sort (coaxial?) but some guidance on this (and even a link to a product at DSE or other store :D) would be appreciated.

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  # 107093 28-Jan-2008 06:47
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The easiest way is to simply buy a premade RG6 F connector - F connector cable and a F81 joiner. I don't believe DSE sell premade RG6 cables but Jaycar have them available in various lengths but both stores sell F81 joiners to connect both cables together.

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  # 107105 28-Jan-2008 09:21
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Go to Jaycar ( DSE have SFA )


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  # 107143 28-Jan-2008 10:43
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Also most electrical supply stores (edgleys, master trade) will have RG6 Dual Shielded Coax in store... if you are lucky you can also buy two F Connectors to go on each end and they may also crimp it for you.

There are also guys on Trademe selling pre-made "1M RG6" Coax cables, you do the buynow and they sell you however long a length of cable you want.

Then all you will need as mentioned above is a Female-Female F Type Connector and you should be away, however many Set Top Boxes also have Satellite In & Out so you may not need the Female-Female connector if you are planning to add a second box rather than move the first box to another room.

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# 107170 28-Jan-2008 12:55
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Thanks everyone for the help, I've purchased a 1m RG6 cable with F connectors and an F to F connector from TradeMe.

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