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Unable to make my cable work!

I'm trying to connect my television to a dish/satellite antennae through a set top box. The cable is half cut, so i have connected the two cables to each other using a connector, and am trying to connect the LNB to the receiver box.

I was able to receive the signal when i had connected just to the first cable, and i'm not receiving the signal when it's connected via the second cable.

I tested using the multimeter for connectivity issues, and it seemed like the cables are fine. I was also able to received the LNB power through first part of the cable. Yet, when i connect all the cables across, i am not able to find whats going wrong.

Done with debugging, not able to understand whats wrong with the cables.
 

rjenkinsgb

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What connector have you used? If they are screw-on or crimp-on F type plugs, have you folded the coax braid or drain wire back over the outside so the connector has a good connection to the screen?
 

Nigel Goodwin

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The Coax Brain is not touching the outer part of the F Connector. But, when i connect the multimeter to the cable i am able to receive 10 V DC on multimeter, which should say its fine.
Assuming you mean 'braid' (and not brain), then it must touch the outer part of the F-connector, otherwise it won't work.

Post some pictures of what it looks like - but the problem is pretty obvious, you haven't connected it properly.

BTW, 10V isn't enough.
 

Les Jones

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When you say "The cable is half cut, so i have connected the two cables to each other using a connector," what type of connector did you use to join the two cables ?

Les.
 
Thanks for the replies. It seems like the plugs at the receiver box end is not proper. I was not able to find the connectivity for outer sheath of the coax.

I was able to pull the part of cut cable to the receiver end, and so is the television able to receive the broadcast. Let me find some time, and i will work on it.

But, right now, it seems like the old connector at the receiver end was faulty.
 

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