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How to Use an F Connector on Two Sky Boxes

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Things You'll Need

  • 4 coaxial cables with F connectors
  • Multiswitch
  • 2 TVs
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James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.