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# 107432 11-Aug-2012 14:48
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What's out there in the way of say 16 port F connector patch panels or similar?

I want to have the various VHF / UHF / Sat antenna cables come to one location, where they can then be distributed to multiple areas around a house.

Looking at the likes of Dynamix, there's the usual array of connectors, splitters and cabling accessories, but can't see anything comparable in the way of a patch panel loaded with F connectors rather than Rj-45s.

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  # 671065 11-Aug-2012 15:48
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Runningman,

VHF will be obsolete within the next year, and presumably you just want a multiswitch (as dontpanic42 suggests)  which can send one UHF signal and 4, 8, 12 or 16 sat signals to 4,8,12,16 or 32 outputs. Send a coax to each room and then a diplexer will split the UHF from the Sat.

Or do you have requirements that a multiswitch can't handle?





 
 
 
 


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  # 671072 11-Aug-2012 16:03
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or something like this

http://starview.co.nz/Multiswitches.htm

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  # 671074 11-Aug-2012 16:05
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If you get a keystone patch panel you can snap keystone F modules into it.




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  # 671265 12-Aug-2012 03:21
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mthredgo: Runningman,

VHF will be obsolete within the next year, and presumably you just want a multiswitch (as dontpanic42 suggests)  which can send one UHF signal and 4, 8, 12 or 16 sat signals to 4,8,12,16 or 32 outputs. Send a coax to each room and then a diplexer will split the UHF from the Sat.

Or do you have requirements that a multiswitch can't handle?




VHF is being used for FM radio reception, not TV, so that needs to be in the mix.

I'm fine with an appropriate multiswitch etc, but intend to not diplex the UHF signal with sat, as there will be more than enough coax runs without having to do this.

It was primarily just a cosmetic thing - a way of keeping unused outlets tidy, and patch whatever signal is required to whatever outlet.

@richms, thanks for the idea, keystones might be the solution.

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  # 671474 12-Aug-2012 16:40
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I made my own F patch panel just using joiners:
http://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/home-diy/structured-cable-at-home-f-patch-panel/






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  # 671634 12-Aug-2012 23:35
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mcraenz: I made my own F patch panel just using joiners:
http://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/home-diy/structured-cable-at-home-f-patch-panel/


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  # 671680 13-Aug-2012 09:09
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RunningMan:
mcraenz: I made my own F patch panel just using joiners:
http://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/home-diy/structured-cable-at-home-f-patch-panel/


Nice.
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A lot of male F to male F joiners include a nut to attach the joiner to a faceplate etc.  This makes it ideal for the purpose mcraenz has used them for.

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