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Old December 4th 03, 08:41 AM
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Hi,

There are no coax inputs or cables involved with 2 older TVs and 1
VHF/UHF roof TV antenna - so I tried looking for something to split
the antenna's 300 ohm flat wire to two TV sets, each near a different
window. I couldn't find an online source, and younger local RadioShack
and "TV" store people are unfamiliar with them, and the older ones
laugh at a request for such ancient technology. I can't even find a
back of the TV splitter with 300 ohm combined input to 1 300 ohm VHF
output and 1 300 ohm UHF output...

Thanks for any suggestions rec.radio.amateur.antenna folks can give
me.

Steve

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Old December 4th 03, 04:02 PM
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try home depot, lowes, menards, etc. couple of bucks.



Steve G wrote:

Hi,

There are no coax inputs or cables involved with 2 older TVs and 1
VHF/UHF roof TV antenna - so I tried looking for something to split
the antenna's 300 ohm flat wire to two TV sets, each near a different
window. I couldn't find an online source, and younger local RadioShack
and "TV" store people are unfamiliar with them, and the older ones
laugh at a request for such ancient technology. I can't even find a
back of the TV splitter with 300 ohm combined input to 1 300 ohm VHF
output and 1 300 ohm UHF output...

Thanks for any suggestions rec.radio.amateur.antenna folks can give
me.

Steve


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Old December 4th 03, 04:28 PM
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Steve G wrote:

Hi,

There are no coax inputs or cables involved with 2 older TVs and 1
VHF/UHF roof TV antenna - so I tried looking for something to split
the antenna's 300 ohm flat wire to two TV sets, each near a different
window. I couldn't find an online source, and younger local RadioShack
and "TV" store people are unfamiliar with them, and the older ones
laugh at a request for such ancient technology. I can't even find a
back of the TV splitter with 300 ohm combined input to 1 300 ohm VHF
output and 1 300 ohm UHF output...

Thanks for any suggestions rec.radio.amateur.antenna folks can give
me.


I would use a 75 ohm splitter with three 300:75 baluns all of which
I have in my junk box. That's assuming the antennas use 300 ohm twinlead.
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Old December 5th 03, 08:25 AM
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Thanks to everyone. Probably need a new antenna anyway, so I'll look
into going coax. Wonder if that Winegard Ghost Killer antenna really
works...

Thanks again.

Steve

PS Don't know if they do cross-border tranactions, but it seems the
15-1135 300 ohm coupler is listed as being at some Radio Shack Canada
locations but not available for on-line orders.


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