Please review my outdoor TV antenna setup


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Old 02-24-24, 12:25 PM
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Please review my outdoor TV antenna setup

Please help me understand if I'm doing everything correctly here.

The orange cable is the cable company's feed from the curb, no longer used since I canceled service. The black cable is from the antenna. The white cable is the house feed.

Connecting the black and white cables is a Proxicast lightning arrestor:
https://www.proxicast.com/shopping/c...onnectors.html

The ground wire from the arrestor is AWG #10 nutted to the pre-existing cable company ground wire which must be #12 since it is smaller.

Questions:
1: Is it ok to attach an antenna to a fence as I have done here?
2. Is it ok for the antenna cable to be attached to the fence (yellow line) before it meets the house?
3. Must I bury the antenna cable from where it leaves the fence until it enters the conduit (blue line)? If so, how deep?



 
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Old 02-24-24, 12:33 PM
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Everything you've done is fine.
I'd leave that lighting arrestor in line between your antenna and the house although it is not required.

One negative is that antenna is fairly low. Typically the higher the better.
At the top of the fence would give you more expanded reception.

It's pretty much trial and error with an antenna location.
 
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Old 02-24-24, 01:05 PM
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Thanks for the swift reply. I've been amazed by how well my reception is in that location, I live pretty close to Atlanta so I get all the major networks as it is now.
 
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Old 02-24-24, 01:12 PM
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It's out of sight.... so much the better.
 
 

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