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    Coax and female adapter

    This is a discussion on Coax and female adapter within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I have 2 cables coming from the sat dish to the skybox+, I have just finished decorating and as usual ...

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      Coax and female adapter

      I have 2 cables coming from the sat dish to the skybox+, I have just finished decorating and as usual her indoors wants to move the telly I've been putting plastic conduit ( I think thats what its called) on the skirting to keep all the cables hidden. Unfortunately where she wants the tv I'm approx a metre short in length. Can I use ordinary tv coax cable or is it a special cable coming from the dish to the box ? and can I use a female adapter on one end of the extra cable to join onto the existing cable, if so can someone tell me the size of adapter and the proper name for it, also the best place to get one.


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      Re: Coax and female adapter

      home base do satelite extension kits for around 6 with proper cable and cable joining adaptor, i also had this problem with my wife wanting tv moved it was going to be around the same price to buy cable and connector seperatly

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      Re: Coax and female adapter

      Thanks Nodrog that solves a lot of problems for me and the best part Homebase is a three minute drive from the house.

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      Re: Coax and female adapter

      For anyone else needing one, I believe that Maplin also sell them and on-line shops like this:
      F and TV plugs and leads connectors

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      Re: Coax and female adapter

      handy to have an online store for such things even though with 3 day delivery its twice the price of haomebase

      some local hardware stores do offer cheaper options but since this forum is nationwide homebase was the best option

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      Re: Coax and female adapter

      That's good if you are near civilisation. I'm about 35 miles from the nearest DIY store so the round trip would cost me two gallons of petrol - about a tenner. That's OK if I'm going to buy lots of stuff but I wouldn't do it for a TV plug!

      I'm also very wary of the patch leads sold by DIY stores. The last cable I bought was about 4mm diameter and created really grainy pictures. I pulled it apart and discovered that it had hardly any copper shielding. Just a few strands of wire twisted round.

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      Re: Coax and female adapter

      well homebase did sell a cheaper patch type lead but the kit i was talking about was high quality black coax with 2 f ccconnectors and female 2 female adaptor cheaper kits in white remind me of a barge pole and the touching with

     

     

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