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Topic # 124540 11-Jul-2013 11:06
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Looking for some advice please - I need to install a UHF tv arial, but the install location is quite a way from the actual TV unit.
So, rather than installing a heap of new cabling, I am wondering if I can re-use the existing satellite cable?

Basically, switch from satelitte freeview to UHF !

Thanks for your time

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  Reply # 853760 11-Jul-2013 11:08
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Hi, yes assuming its RG6 Duobond (which its 99.9% likely) then yes its fine.

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  Reply # 853762 11-Jul-2013 11:11
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Yip. I just disconnected the cable from the dish and plugged it into the new UHF aerial. Works fine

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  Reply # 853815 11-Jul-2013 12:29
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So, rather than installing a heap of new cabling, I am wondering if I can re-use the existing satellite cable?


I did this last year and it worked fine.

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  Reply # 853819 11-Jul-2013 12:35
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That's what I'm doing too.

You'll need two new connectors. One to convert the bottom end to fit your tv (Belling-Lee type) and a replacement one for the top end (F-type).

When you go up on the roof you'll find that cable has been passed through a little hole in the dish mounting hardware before the connector was crimped on, so I had to cut the connector off to unthread the cable back through the hole. That made me sad.




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  Reply # 853853 11-Jul-2013 13:42
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turb: That's what I'm doing too.

You'll need two new connectors. One to convert the bottom end to fit your tv (Belling-Lee type) and a replacement one for the top end (F-type).

When you go up on the roof you'll find that cable has been passed through a little hole in the dish mounting hardware before the connector was crimped on, so I had to cut the connector off to unthread the cable back through the hole. That made me sad.


You might be able to pull it out through the mounting carefully, and re-use the F-connector at the 'top' of the cable.

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  Reply # 853866 11-Jul-2013 13:53
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In my case the hole was too small for the connector to fit through, and because it is crimped I don't think there is a way of reusing it. I guess you could pull the whole cable up through the hole!




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  Reply # 853877 11-Jul-2013 14:02
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That's some out-of-the-box thinking!

I remember that there were a lot of obstructions in the rectangle-profile tube mounting the LNB off my dish, but with a bit of patience the cable made it out in one go

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  Reply # 854133 11-Jul-2013 22:47
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You can use a diplexor to combine UHF and Satellite down the one cable and split it back again at the wallplate. If there is an existing dish that you want to keep usable.

The cable should be fine as long as its not too old.





 


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