How to Use an F Connector on Two Sky Boxes

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How to Use an F Connector on Two Sky Boxes
F connector on the end of a coaxial cable for the Sky Box connection. (coaxial cable connection image by Michael Shake from Fotolia.com)

A Sky Box is a satellite receiver for extraterrestrial television signals. The product comes with a subscription to Sky TV, a satellite television service provider based in the United Kingdom. A coaxial jack on the back of the Sky box provides a cable connection to a TV. If you have two Sky boxes, you can connect each of them to a separate television for viewing different programs in different rooms. The F connector on the end of a coaxial cable hooks up to a multiswitch, which is a type of signal splitter, so you can connect two Sky Boxes.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 4 coaxial cables with F connectors
  • Multiswitch
  • 2 TVs

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the satellite dish coaxial cable where it enters the building to the input jack on the multiswitch. Twist the F connector on the cable end clockwise to lock it on the multiswitch.

  2. 2

    Attach a coaxial cable to the A output and B output on the multiswitch using the F connector on the end of each cable.

  3. 3

    Hook up the other end of each cable to the "SAT IN" jack on the back of each Sky Box.

  4. 4

    Connect the two remaining cables to the "TV OUT" jack on the back of each Sky box with the F connectors. Run the other end of each cable to the "RF IN" jack on the back of a TV and attach with the F connector.

  5. 5

    Turn on the power to the Sky Boxes and TV sets.

  6. 6

    Watch different TV programs in different rooms using the remote control supplied with each Sky Box.

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