[ILUG] Aerial Wires
paulinuxmurray at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 23:17:48 IST 2009
Michael Watterson wrote:
> Philip Creevy wrote:
>> On Mon, 2009-07-27 at 21:51 +0100, Conor Mac Aoidh wrote:
>>> This isn't really a Linux question but I thought I'd ask here as it is
>>> of technical and i am not really up to date with the hardware end of
>>> Oh and sorry because I don't know the correct terminology either!
>>> I am looking for a universal wire that will run from the aerial of my
>>> to the connection beside the television. The reason it needs to be
>>> is that a lot of people come from different countries, rent a flat and
>>> put in their own wires from the aerial so that they can get their native
>>> channels. It seems the wires that we generally use in Ireland are not
>>> sufficiant for the job. Does anyone know if a "universal" wire for this
>>> purpose exists to prevent people from having to install their own wiring
Its the "universal wire" thats got you in this pickle ;-)
>>> Sorry if it's a bit vague!
>> To the best of my knowledge all sat. disks use 50Ohm cable, the only
>> likely other cable to be used would be 75Ohm and they don't really mix.
>> I think the problem may only be the connector at the end of the cable
>> and Maplin's have plenty of adapters for this.
> All 75.
> see http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=40
> Use PF100 cable, for satellite LNBF on Dish or Aerials, or Cable oe MMDS.
Plus, don't finish the cable in a wall socket, the satellite boys won't use
any cable that requires joints, instead leave a loose tail and finish it in
an "f" connector.
Terminate your "universal" 75ohm tv cable in wall sockets, and they can use
that for "magic eye" type connectors to feed remote tv's around the house.
Basically wire all your 75ohm sockets in a star configuration.
> Only professional Radio Monitoring, scanners and transmitters use 50 Ohms
Hey, amateurs use it too!! ;-)
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