September 18, 2008 at 1:48am
If you get large enough coax it will carry the signal that far. The question is how much output the dish has? The larger coax you have the less signal loss you will have over each ft. But to determine if any size will carry the signal that far you need to first know of how much signal "push" the dish gives. I am assuming, and we all know what this does, that the ports you are talking about are on the actual dish itself. If this is the case then you shouldnt have a problem with large coax. By large I mean LARGER then RG-6. You will not be able to buy this at wal-mart and I don't even think that home depot will carry the stuff. Its been a few years but I think RG-8? or RG-11? can't remember the number, will be the trick. You may want to get in touch with your sat provider and see how far your dish can be from your house and still get the proper signal strength to work properly. This large coax will take a special end and crimper to put the end on for you. I would hit up the guys around the camp to see if they have ever done this type of work before they may, as I do, still have the tools.
On a side note I would not tell them that your running your buddies camp 200 yards away while you have your tv 20 ft from the dish. Also you shouldn't have to buy another box. Most of them will let you rent one from them for 5 or 10 bucks xtra a mth.
You should also be able to get a signal booster if you are borderline on reception.