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Water damage in sky or Aerial cable

Water Damage in Sky or Aerial Cable

On this web page you
will find good information 
on aerial and sky cable problems.

One of the biggest problems that you can
get with aerial or satellite cable


 If you take your aerial plug out of your TV
or unscrew your "F" connector from your
satellite equipment and see RUST

or even water coming out of the cable,

then water is getting into your aerial satellite cable

Picture of dish output f connectors covered in rust

So if you want to find the problem
start at the top and work your way down,
The first thing to do
is to check your aerial cap is still on.
This sits on top of the Dipole of the aerial and
is normally black with the aerial  
cable coming out of it,

Picture of aerial on pole

Or if its a satellite cable problem, unscrew the cables off the
LNB and check that there is no rust in the "F" connectors
or on the connections on the LNB.

Picture of sky dish                         Picture of rusted f connections

Picture of aerial ,satellite ,cable, over the guttering

We also find problems if the installer
has taken the aerial cable over
the side of the guttering instead of behind it.
It rubs in the wind against the
guttering and cuts the
outer plastic on the aerial cable.

Picture of cable damage from gutter

You can also find bad joins in the cable like below
or bad repairs


Also follow the cable down the wall to see if you can see any cuts in the cable. 

Picture of aerial wall plate

Then check the wall plate
See that the connections are good and that it has no water or RUST.