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Education Freesat Box, Satellite Cable Connection Issue.

Discussion in 'General' started by Mr_Mistoffelees, 21 Jun 2022.

  1. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    Simple question, when connecting the dish cable to the connectors on the back of an official Freesat 4K box, does the central conductor wire, in the coaxial plugs, need to be cut long to get a working connection? The central conductors on our cables seem to be quite short, they work fine with the Sky Q box but, the Freesat box complains of no signal.
     
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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    Question answered on another forum.
     
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    spolsh Multimodder

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    ... and the answer was ?
     
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    DeanSUNIAIU Minimodder

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    On another forum. :grin:
     
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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    Absolutely!

    A few mm beyond the end of the plug.
     
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    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Two timing barsteward
     
  7. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    I'm waiting for a pair of new plugs to be delivered, as the Sky supplied ones are shite but, it looks like the above may not be the solution. Seems like I might need to buy a new LNB, which still costs less than a month of Sky, even at the £21 I've been paying.
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Did you, by any chance, have Sky Q? 'cos if so, yes: you'll need a new universal LNB.

    EDIT: Just saw you said Sky Q in the very first post. So aye, sorry, it's new-LNB time!
     
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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    We do have Sky Q until the 2nd of July but, as far as I can remember the LNB came with the dish and dates from when we got Sky+, around 8 or 9 years ago. I have gone ahead and ordered a quad LNB.

    Disclaimer: My memory is very unreliable…
     
  10. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    There's your problem, you forgot the wee sky fella nipped outside and changed your LNB's when you first had Sky Q
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Wot the long-bearded one sez: Sky Q requires a different LNB, and it's swapped out when you upgrade from Sky+. If you ask really nicely, they'll (usually) fit a combined LNB that does Sky Q and normal-non-proprietary satellite stuff including Sky+ - but you have to know about it in order to request it, or you'll get the Sky Q-only LNB instead.

    Absolutely nothing to do with gently discouraging Sky Q customers from switching to FreeSat, I'm sure...
     
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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    You may well be right, a side effect of my mental health problems is poor memory.
     
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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    Tried many different antidepressants over a number of years. Doctor agreed they do me little good, whilst causing severe, prolonged and frequent headaches, so I don’t take any.
     
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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    New LNB fitted, box works.
     
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