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Old 22-Apr-2011, 6:04 PM   #6
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Removing power from most amplifiers will result in no signal at all.

Combining antennas with a reversed splitter works for a few applications. For most, you will find that the result is far less reliable due to mutual interference between the signals from each of the antennas. You have more than likely built additional multipath effects into the signal path and reduced the effective gain of both antennas. Amplifiers are not going to correct this.

Consider running a separate down-lead for each antenna. At the TV, select the desired antenna with an A/B switch.

I have chosen a different solution.
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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