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Old 12-30-2008, 09:12 AM   #1
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Hi, I was googling how to find the end of a coaxial cable and tripped over this site. Looks like a keeper so here I am.

My next stop is to find the appropriate chat room to post this question.

I've added a TV in a coaxial pre-wired room. Unfortunately the satellite installer didn't think it important to put ends on the wires that weren't hooked up to the splitter in the basement and this was one of them. Because there are no screw fitting I can't just plug them in one at a time until I find the correct lead. I have a choice of five wires it could be. Is there a way for me to identify the correct end or do I strip all 5, get ends to install on each and then plug each one in until I hit the correct wire?


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Old 01-01-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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Intentionally short the center coax lead to the braided shield on one of the conductors with some aluminum foil assuming its not hooked to anything.

Then you can go to the other end of the five cables.

Measure for continuity. Four of the cables will show open..
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