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How to Fit a SKY/Satellite Connector onto a Cable

You may look behind your Sky or Freesat box and find that the dish cables have come loose from their connections or you need to put a satellite connector on the end of a cable.placeholder

The first thing you will need is an "F" connector like the picture above.

You start by cutting the sheathing back on your aerial or satellite cable to around 20 cm. Then cut the dielectric. This is the plastic between the centre core of the cable and the braiding. Your cable should look like the picture below


Picture of a dressed cable

Then, you put the "F" connector onto the end of the cable and turn the "F" connector in the clockwise direction. You will find as you do this the "F"connector will tighten onto the satellite cable.

Picture of how an F connector fits onto a cable

When the "F" connector is nice and tight on the end of the satellite cable look into the end of the connector. You should just see the centre core of the cable. If you see any braiding you will have to take it apart and start again as you cannot have braiding touching the centre core. The satellite cable carries a small voltage which will be shorted out if this happens.

Terry has Put a video together to help you

Video on Putting on Sky Freesat f connector