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Is it better to vertically or horizontally stack two TV antennas to get stations from opposite directions?

If I had two (identical) Yagi antennas, and wanted to point them in different directions to get stations from opposite sides of my location, would there be any advantages to mounting them both (...
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What is the antenna connection on a European TV called?

I am looking for the name of the cable that goes from a 4-way TV splitter (the Power pass out input) to the back of my TV, as mine has broken and needs replacing. This is to get my antenna and ...
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Bonding new ground wire from ground rod to exsiting house grounding block

I am installing a new external TV antenna on the back of my house. The house grounding block is about 100 ft away from the new antenna, around the other side of the house. There is an existing ...
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What is the strength of a TV signal at the antenna?

When understanding signal attenuation along a coaxial cable from an antenna to the television (e.g., signal loss from splitters, coaxial connections, etc), it's also important to understand what the ...
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External TV antenna grounded inside attic?

I want to install an OTA external antenna to an existing satellite dish mast, I have removed the dish and plan on just attaching the antenna. The existing dish mast was never grounded, there are also ...
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What is this object on my exterior wall?

This object is attached to the exterior wall of my three-year-old, estate built house. It sits immediately above the patio doors and internally, on the same wall, there is a black cable protruding ...
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Can two antennas in proximity interfere with each other if they're not amplified?

I've read that one should be careful when mounting two (unidirectional) antennas on the same mast because their electrical fields may interfere with each other. Further advice stated there should be a ...
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Testing TV aerial connection

I have been putting in some TV aerial co-ax cable into my house (in the UK). Before I put the floor down, I would like to test it to make sure I've connected it well enough. Due to the routing ...
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How can I put a new connector on an RF cable?

I bought a house not long ago, and the coax cable from the antenna that comes through the wall looks like it's been chewed or mangled somehow. It's missing the connector too. I'm thinking about how ...
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What is the difference between a coaxial grounding block, an antenna discharge unit, and lightning arrestor

I've been reading about grounding outdoor TV antennas but these terms seem to be used interchangeably by various articles on the internet. For example, this article seems to make a distinction ...
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Best way to divide TV roof antenna to several rooms

I am renovating a new house (in the UK). The roof antenna at present is only connected directly to the main tv socket, I would like to add more tv points to most rooms in the house but am unsure of ...
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Possible causes of a loss of TV signal after reorganising masthead amp and splitter

I'm trying to diagnose an issue where my TV reports no terrestrial digital signal. Some background. I've been doing a lot of home renovation and general improvement to my house over the last few ...
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How do i properly use conduit across roof shingles?

I am grounding an antenna and I have two 10 gauge copper wires from the antenna and coax ground block to the ground rod and I am going to put the wires in some 3/8" flexible conduit. Is there a proper ...
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Coax directly to box vs. through face plate?

I am running new coax to reroute it so it doesn't run across my family room. I am curious what is the purpose of using a coax jack face plate instead of using a face plate with a flexible opening to ...
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How to turn a cut component video cable into coax?

I need to use a component video cable whose connectors have been cut off as a coax cable. Is that possible? Here's the story: My TV is at location A). The OTA signal arrives by coax to location B) in ...
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Will a TV antenna pre-amp reduce channel dropout?

Two weeks ago I installed an antenna in my attic (GE 33692) in order to receive stations that are approximately 45 miles away. Things worked fine in clear weather, light rain and moderate snowfall ...
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Can I use this old ChannelMaster antenna wallplate with Digital Antenna?

I just moved into this house and have 3 of these old ChannelMaster Antenna wallplate connectors. Pretty sure this is hooked up to the antenna in my attic. It is old and I am wondering if there is an ...
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Need specifications of antenna to use for Increasing 3G/4G strength of a 4G router

I live in India, Bangalore. I have an Airtel Huawei B310s-927 4G router. Since the network coverage in my area is very bad, I want to improve the 4G signal strength by using an antenna. But what ...
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How to run coax to 10 sites at RV park [closed]

I am building a small RV park that has only 10 spaces. I am thinking about running Coax cable to each spot to provide TV service. At first I will just be hooking it up to broadcast tv using an antenna,...
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TV signal high but quality dips

I have a small issue with my TV signal. My TV signal strength is always 80% But my TV signal quality dips for a few seconds about 3-5 times an hour. It generally dips from 100% to 60%. What would ...
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Grounding a TV aerial

I am trying to ground a TV aerial. Is it accepted to add the ground wire to the electrical earth wire in my home? Or should I attach the ground wire to my copper water pipe?
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TV aerial loses signal over time

I seem to have a strange issue with my TV aerial. I installed a new all singing all dancing TV aerial and everything was fine for a month then the digital signal started going. I moved the aerial from ...
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How can I combine a tv signal from the wall to an amplified antenna into my digital TV?

I am having a very difficult time receiving OTA DTV signals and want to combine a few different antennas. I purchased a splitter that actually combines different signals, and it works, but this is ...
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How do I fix the issue with TV tuner?

I have an old CRT TV (Samsung) that has been running for several years with just a couple of repairs and with no major issues. Now, there is a problem with channel changing (when you change a channel ...
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Ota antenna on cable coax with internet on line

Recently I had cable tv as well as internet coming into the home. I cut the cord regarding tv service but still want the internet feature. I want to hook up an antenna for tv. I hooked up an antenna ...
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How Do I Bond My Antenna to Home Electrical Ground?

I'm about to install an Over The Air (OTA) antenna as the first phase of cutting the cord. I understand the antenna and coax cable need to be grounded. I can purchase and drive a grounding rod where ...
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Find Hidden Problems with Coax Cable in Walls

I am not sure if this is the correct site for this question, so let me know if it needs to be moved. Through the coax network I have set up in my house I can't seem to propagate antenna signals for ...
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Which cable to use for Antenna?

I have purchased an outdoor antenna. I need to run a line between the antenna and the TV. To save time, i'd like to use the existing (unused) cable line by attaching the antenna to one of the cables ...
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TV antenna installation: How to ground

I'm going to be installing a TV antenna with a mast. I want to make sure I ground everything properly. As far as I can tell, I need to ground the antenna via the coax and a grounding block, and then ...
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How can I prevent my computer from interfering with the TV signal?

I have an antenna tv and every time I turn on my computer, it knocks out the signal to my tv. I have tried plugging the computer in to different areas in my house and buying a booster for the antenna ...
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HD Antenna Specs / Distance

Is there a set of specs and / distances to narrow down the choices or to know how to choose an HD antenna that could replace my cable provider for access to local channels?
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Why can I receive low band VHF on one tv but not another?

I'm getting channel 5 to come in on my living room TV through a rooftop antenna. This station is not coming in my bedroom. I'm using a splitter in the basement. I've tried different antennas, cables, ...
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Coaxial connection seems to have switched polarity (on antenna/broadcast television)?

I get a great TV signal by touching the center wire of a coaxial cable to the threads of the wall connection. If I screw on the cable properly, there is no signal. What's happening and how do I ...
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Can I use conduit to ground an antenna?

I have an HD antenna mounted to a storage shed, not even as high as the house roof. It's close to where the electrical service enters the house. There's no ground rod in sight. (House built in 1971.) ...
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Can I use a Directv 4 way splitter to connect to an over the air TV antenna?

I am replacing my Directv dish with an antenna for over-the-air TV. I'm optimistic that I will not need to replace the splitter, but I'm uncertain. The spects listed on the 4-way splitter are: "DC ...
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How to roof mount a small TV antenna?

More specifically how to run cables from my Clearstream 2 antenna to the junction box and deal with grounding. I plan on installing the mast and antenna on the south side of my roof so that it is ...
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How do I ground a TV antenna on my shed with the cable running underground to my house?

I want to mount a TV antenna on my shed in my back yard and run the wire underground to my house. The shed is about 60 to 70 feet from the house. There is electrical service in the shed, but there is ...
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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 ...
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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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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 New ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...