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Old 02-04-2014, 12:19 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ironj View Post
You can check for sure by just pulling plates and looking at cables...reg cable usually is rg6 ...sat uses rg9....its usually a diff color jacket, or saus so on the cable...if they are BOTH rg9 then you are good to go....

Rg6 does not have the bandwidth for most satellite applications

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Actually Sat cable is Rg6. I used it when I built my house and works great for our hd sat and pvr.

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Old 02-04-2014, 05:14 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone. It is clearer now. I know for a fact that the Sat cable and the OTA cable are indeed different colors. I also know that Sat wiring is only to the main living area.

Great info and diagrams....


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Old 02-04-2014, 09:47 PM   #13
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not all RG6 is "approved" spec for dish tho, and honestly a majority of signal loss complaints originate from either poor connectors or cheap cable.....

my trailer has rg59 to the cable plate, and this would probably work fine for a short run on a dish system (4-5feet)

i dont know how everyone elses camper is set up, but lets be honest.....they dont use the most expensive products...

and there is a reason trailers have "satellite prep" and wall plates for this.....and a different spec cable for these plates..

thats not to say a satellite MIGHT not work on the cable side....

sorry for the confusion on my first post.....i was on my phone and pulling numbers off top of my head....LOL...rg9??...its been a while since i had to fight the dish spaghetti monster in my attic...LOL

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