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Wannabe Geek

#26397 21-Sep-2008 15:55
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We have freeview running about 10m from an old sky dish which was fine until I put in a splitter about 3m from the dish to split to another freeeview decoder about 8m away. I used a new 2 way Hills splitter with "power pass all ports" and checked and re-checked that everything is in properly but now we have no reception on either of the decoders. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated! :-) Thanks!

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Master Geek

  #166167 22-Sep-2008 09:24
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You can try turning off LNB power on one of the receivers, if this fails to fix the problem it sounds like the splitter might be gone.

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Wannabe Geek

#167730 29-Sep-2008 12:31
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We've the Hills splitter that came with the box, as well an another one that we brought as we though the fault might be witht the splitter but still no signal. After this we tried just putting a straight-through connector on the original cable, as well as making sure the connections were OK. I also check that the cable into the dish had not been moved and that the dish had not been moved either. I can't figure it out as it was working prefectly before I split it. Any other ideas would be great! Thanks :-)


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  #167738 29-Sep-2008 12:52
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I'm assuming you've attached f type connectors where you cut the cable to insert the splitter?
You can buy straight connecting pieces cheaply, look like straight threaded rod piece.
Remove the splitter and put one of these between the two ends and try each receiver to rule out any joint/cable issues first.

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  #167753 29-Sep-2008 14:28
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I assume that you have the correct LNB setup on both boxs and that there is no 22kHz tone active, this could upset the LNB and result in no output.

I guess you have tested with a f-f female coupler and bypassed teh splitter that the original setup still works.


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Wannabe Geek

  #167785 29-Sep-2008 17:24
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Hey, yup I used f-type connectors but I'll try an old style splitter and let you know how I get on. Thanks for your help :-)

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