How do I split my ariel connection?


Postby PeterGreene » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:36 pm

We currently have one ariel connection into ground floor but wish to get the ariel to go to the 1st floor also by a separate cable. We have a flat roof so easy access but does anyone know what I need to do with regard to wiring from ariel to 1st floor/breaking the cable so two ariel points in the house??
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:19 pm

PeterGreene,
Buy yourself an aerial amplifier with 2/3 outputs. Cut the cable at a convenient point in the house near to a power supply, fit plugs and run a new length of aerial cable to the upstairs. Make sure you get the right plugs to fit in the sockets on the amplifier.
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Postby ericmark » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:25 am

You can get mast head amplifiers which will allow multi outputs from one aerial which if the signal is poor is best way. But where you have a good signal a Y connector may well do the job. TV aerial cables are "matched" and when you split you need to add some resistors to keep it matched which are included in a Y connector not simple connect two wires together.
All depends how good your signal is.
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