Satellite cable for Freeview

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  1. seasickstevie

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    I want to put in a temporary TV lead from terrestrial aerial for my son in a bedsit.
    As I happen to have a good length of Satellite (shotgun) coax, I'm assuming I could use that. Is all TV coax, both satellite & terrestrial the same?
     
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    All coax isn't the same. There's different qualities which means either more or less signal at the end of a run. There's more differences than that but you're more interested in finding out of the twin shotgun can be used for a TV aerial. The answer is yes.

    Stuff designated for satellite use can be used for TV. That's just a step down. The thin shotgun stuff should be fine for runs up to 10 or 15 metres for TV use.
     
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    Though i've found it's difficult to reliablly terminate thin coax on TV aerial plugs.
     
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    Actually, it's usually good for 20m when carrying LNB signals and 40m for UHF TV signals - dependent on the strength of the signal, of course.

    Choose appropriate plugs or else use a sleeve.
    See
    http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/TEL4132.htm
    http://www.satcure.co.uk/tecTEL39A.htm
     
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