Outdoor antenna and splitter location


Old 01-25-15, 08:06 AM
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Outdoor antenna and splitter location


We purchased an outdoor antenna (RCA ANT751) and a preamp (RCA TVPRAMP1R) and intend to install the antenna on the existing pole hardware from our (soon-to-be former) DISH installation on the detached garage. When we had the garage built we installed a conduit for the DISH cables of which there are two coming from the garage through the in-ground conduit to the basement. From there the two cable went to two different locations in the house.

I would like to use those two existing cable(s) coming through the conduit and install a splitter(s) to have the antenna service more than two locations. My question has to do with configuring the cable(s) coming into the house from the garage using splitters to service more than 2 rooms.

Should we attach the antenna to the preamp then to just one of the lines in the garage, installing an appropriately sized splitter in the basement or should there be a splitter closer to the pole, attach both existing cables coming from the garage, then use an additional splitter in the basement to handle the rest? I don't know if this even feasible.

Thank you in advance
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Old 01-25-15, 11:53 AM
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You should connect from the antenna to the booster to a splitter.

If you have power in the garage you can put the booster and splitter there.... sending the signals down on two coaxes.

You could also connect the antenna to one of the cables going to the basement and put the booster and splitter down there.
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The preferred placement of the preamp is on the antenna mast. The preamp is powered through the cable, so the power injector can be located anywhere in the line between the preamp and the splitter. The power supply and injector have to be installed indoors.
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