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Should I ground my TV antenna?

Should I (electrically) ground my TV antenna? I've heard both: "you must always ground your antenna" and "you don't need to". I haven't grounded it (at all) yet. Under what circumstances is it ...
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Bonding Ground Rod for Rooftop Antenna

I am installing a rooftop antenna on the end of my house, opposite the end where the ground rod is located. I plan to install a new 8' ground rod on the ground directly under the antenna. I need to ...
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What are some quantifiable metrics for comparing digital antennae?

I currently have an RCA Indoor digital flat amplified antenna (ANT1450BR), which doesn't work well. It seems as though the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil, causes my television signal in ...
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What do the 32 elements in a “32 element digital aerial” refer to?

I'm trying to make sense of the mess of TV aerials (all shapes and sizes) and cabling on the (shared) roof of our tenement. One potentially useful cross-checking piece of information I have is that ...
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Are directTV dishes energized in some way?

Are directTV dishes usually energized in some way? I was recently at my grandmothers house installing an over the air digital tv antenna. I decided to use the same coax cable that originally ran to ...
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how install a new ourdoor digital aerial

I have a problem with the tv aerial. I used a aerial splitter to split the aerial into 2 with one spare way. I'm not getting a signal in a room thats 50 foot away from the splitter. However the room ...
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Where should a TV aerial be positioned?

I was thinking that if we do need a better aerial for receiving Freeview TV broadcasts, is there an ideal position where we can put it? I was thinking of putting it at the rear of the property like in ...
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Do I need a new or a repositioned TV aerial for freeview?

One of our tenants would like a TV in their room. The aerial in question hasn't been used for over 10 years, way before the switch over to digital. We don't even know if it still works. I was ...
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How do I mount a new TV antenna to an existing antenna mast?

I would like to mount my new antenna to the side of my existing antenna mast. Is there a device that I can buy that will clamp on to both poles? Update - With pictures Picture 1 is an old antenna ...
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TV antenna moves a bit - problem?

I'm partway through installing my own outdoor TV antenna. I've gone with a "through the roof and screwed into a beam" method rather than the "sit on top of roof and stabilise using 3-4 wires screwed ...
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what sort of cable should I use to add extra tv outlets

So I need to split the cable coming down from the aerial into 3 outlets. What's the best way of doing this? I was thinking of using a 4-way splitter: Would this be the best way with minimal signal ...
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How to configure my modern Tv to pick up broadcast channels? [closed]

I have a Samsung T260HD TV that in the past I've used only with cable/xbox/computer. I have gotten rid of cable for all the obvious reasons but would still like to get the broadcast channels. Here I ...
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How do I keep a triple sat dish stable after directing towards the satellites?

I have a triple sat dish to receive tv channels broadcasted through three satellites. . It is a very convenient dish, it is small making it easier to install out of sight and allows us to watch a ...
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Modulate Hi-Def signal from HD-DVR or HD-DTV receiver

I have coax running through my house that was installed before HDTV became the norm. Currently I have a non-HD satellite receiver in a central location in my house and am broadcasting the output from ...
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CCTV connection to OTA feeding multiple TV sets

I have security cameras (CCTV) and I'm trying to connect to my TV's that are using an outside antenna. I've been successful in getting a SV-2G splitter (5/1000 MHz) installed on the OTA feed prior to ...
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Can I move a UHF masthead amp power supply to a different socket in my house?

I have two TV wall plate sockets in my house. One has a 12V power supply for a masthead amp plugged in to it. If I switch that off, both sockets stop working. I measured the second socket with my ...
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Troubleshooting a UHF (HDTV) aerial [closed]

My grandmother has moved into a new house, and the aerial connection for her tv is not working. Are there any troubleshooting methods I can use to check and perhaps fix it before calling in a ...
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What does “DC pass” mean on a 4 way splitter?

I have a 4 way splitter which has DC pass written on arrows that point in different directions . Does this mean that the splitter isn't a just a passive splitter and it needs power?
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How do I connect TV cables to this signal booster unit?

I am trying to connect some coaxial cables to a antenna amplifier unit. I have 3 cables going to various TV plugs, and a single cable connected to an antenna. All cables are terminated with the ...
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Digital TV pixelation of picture at Manchester using Winter Hill

I believe our closest transmitter is Winter Hill. Lately, our digital TV has been playing with severe pixelation and sound cracking up. Now, our so called "qualified" electrician fitted the socket ...