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Combining antennaes?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by consumedsoul, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    How's that work? Does it just detect which antenna has the strongest signal on each frequency and then pass that one through?
     
  3. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo New Member

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    Those Winegard combiners provide impedance matching which solves part of the problem of combining antennas, but they don't fix the multipath problem. As others have said, you may get satisfactory results if you are using highly directional antennas and know what you are doing. But for most people they aren't a good solution.
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    OF course you can combine antennas. It just needs to be done properly to avoid issues. I have two Square Shooter antennas mounted outside my condo that have been combined since Spring 2004. Although My OTA only Premiere is the only box that uses them now. But without both of the antennas being combined, I would not receive all of the major stations in the area. I combine all frequencies.
     
  5. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo New Member

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    The OP was using omnidirectional indoor antennas. No, you can't sensibly combine these.
     
  6. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    For me I'd aim one antenna south at Chicago and one north at Milwaukee. This discussion may make me get off of tail and get something up before winter.

    I'd think you could solve any multipath issues by adding specific antennuator(s) on the unwanted channel(s) on the antenna that's getting the signal on the side.
     

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