What is the best twin cable for a motorised dish?

skomedal

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I can't see where the Smedz cable is manufactured though (nor results of testing)

Don`t shoot the messenger :D

Someone asked for a link, thus link provided :-rofl2

Rest my case!
 
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Motor : HD Line DisceqC Motor 50-120 ( apparently a Moteck SG2100A clone)
Dish : Dur- Line Aluminium 75/80cm
LNB : Dur - Line Twin
4. Receiver: Fortec Star HD Passion Plus ( 2010 )
5. WF 100 cable
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Never heard of them.

There was a thread on here about suspect cables that once stripped were found to be made of recycled materials, including toothpaste tubing and chewing gum wrappers.

Make sure you have a company address and a returns policy in writing before ordering/paying anything
Thanks, I will by the WEbro WF100.
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AT LAST - he "understands"! :D
OTOH: it could be cheaper from CPC Farnell
 
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Motor : HD Line DisceqC Motor 50-120 ( apparently a Moteck SG2100A clone)
Dish : Dur- Line Aluminium 75/80cm
LNB : Dur - Line Twin
4. Receiver: Fortec Star HD Passion Plus ( 2010 )
5. WF 100 cable
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How the connectors ? Is there something that you can suggest as well?:)
I think we covered connectors in the other thread that you started!
 
Loquacious

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Motor : HD Line DisceqC Motor 50-120 ( apparently a Moteck SG2100A clone)
Dish : Dur- Line Aluminium 75/80cm
LNB : Dur - Line Twin
4. Receiver: Fortec Star HD Passion Plus ( 2010 )
5. WF 100 cable
My Location
Shoreham by Sea
I think we covered connectors in the other thread that you started!
Could give me a model? I am about to order altogether from CPC Farnell.
Thanks
 
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Here is some info (hope I've covered most things!)

Instructions on how to fit an F-plug
How to fit F Connectors to coaxial cable for Sky and Freesat


You will need:

F-connectors – general
http://cpc.farnell.com/search?st=f%20connector
You need ones for 6.8-7mm outside diameter cable (WF/CT100 is 6.8mm)
And I suggest these: F-connector with O-ring but there are numerous others on that site, ebay, etc.,:
http://cpc.farnell.com/vision/fm02/plug-f-twist-on-rg6-100/dp/CN20704

NB: suggest you order twice as many as you think you will need!

Cable stripping tools – various dedicated coax cable strippers:
http://cpc.farnell.com/search?st=coaxial%20cable%20stripper
OTOH, I use one of these (and it’s very handy for lots of other jobs):
Stanley Folding Pocket Knife 0 10 598
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-Folding-Pocket-Knife-598/dp/B0001IWDBU/ref=pd_bxgy_60_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KG339X8VT1SAV697G7BN

Spare straight blades for the above:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0001IW5FO/ref=pe_385721_147587461_TE_dp_1

Pair of sharp side-cutters with blades that have no gaps between them when they close – you may already have these, but they are widely available

A tool to tighten the F-connectors onto the LNB, etc.

I use pliars and a modified open-ended spanner, but the F-connector is a rather unusual size, so here are some dedicated tools:
http://cpc.farnell.com/unbranded/33-3085/driver-f-connector/dp/TL04780?ost=f-connector+spanner&iscrfnonsku=false&ddkey=http%3Aen-CPC%2FCPC_United_Kingdom%2Fsearch

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2054502.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.Xf-connector+spanner.TRS0&_nkw=f-connector+spanner&_sacat=0

Self amalgamating tape - widely available from ebay/amazon/your local DIY place, but here is some on the CPC site
http://cpc.farnell.com/search?st=self%20amalgamating%20tape
 
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Shoreham by Sea - West Sussex - UK
My Satellite Setup
Motor : HD Line DisceqC Motor 50-120 ( apparently a Moteck SG2100A clone)
Dish : Dur- Line Aluminium 75/80cm
LNB : Dur - Line Twin
4. Receiver: Fortec Star HD Passion Plus ( 2010 )
5. WF 100 cable
My Location
Shoreham by Sea
Here is some info (hope I've covered most things!)

Instructions on how to fit an F-plug
How to fit F Connectors to coaxial cable for Sky and Freesat


You will need:

F-connectors – general
http://cpc.farnell.com/search?st=f%20connector
You need ones for 6.8-7mm outside diameter cable (WF/CT100 is 6.8mm)
And I suggest these: F-connector with O-ring but there are numerous others on that site, ebay, etc.,:
http://cpc.farnell.com/vision/fm02/plug-f-twist-on-rg6-100/dp/CN20704

NB: suggest you order twice as many as you think you will need!

Cable stripping tools – various dedicated coax cable strippers:
http://cpc.farnell.com/search?st=coaxial%20cable%20stripper
OTOH, I use one of these (and it’s very handy for lots of other jobs):
Stanley Folding Pocket Knife 0 10 598
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-Folding-Pocket-Knife-598/dp/B0001IWDBU/ref=pd_bxgy_60_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KG339X8VT1SAV697G7BN

Spare straight blades for the above:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0001IW5FO/ref=pe_385721_147587461_TE_dp_1

Pair of sharp side-cutters with blades that have no gaps between them when they close – you may already have these, but they are widely available

A tool to tighten the F-connectors onto the LNB, etc.

I use pliars and a modified open-ended spanner, but the F-connector is a rather unusual size, so here are some dedicated tools:
http://cpc.farnell.com/unbranded/33-3085/driver-f-connector/dp/TL04780?ost=f-connector+spanner&iscrfnonsku=false&ddkey=http%3Aen-CPC%2FCPC_United_Kingdom%2Fsearch

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2054502.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.Xf-connector+spanner.TRS0&_nkw=f-connector+spanner&_sacat=0

Self amalgamating tape - widely available from ebay/amazon/your local DIY place, but here is some on the CPC site
http://cpc.farnell.com/search?st=self%20amalgamating%20tape
Thanks again! I will update you when the job is underway. Cheers:-applause
 
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You can find a very wide selection of cables here.
In my experience, buying them too cheap is a very bad idea. Go for quality, it will pay off in the long run.
 
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The thread is about a year and a half old so I would hope that Loquacious is sorted by now!
 
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The thread is about a year and a half old so I would hope that Loquacious is sorted by now!
Since his final comment in the other thread about how to actually set up a motorised dish at around the same time he started this one, we haven't heard anything at all from him - he came, asked questions and then "disappeared".
 
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Sadly we quite often don't hear about the final installation. It's really nice when someone asks for advice and then finishes the thread by saying that everything worked. Or at least finishes the thread!
 
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Hey, I running backwards in time, so I might come across this post as it happens, I can find out then.
 
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