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Old 4-Apr-2012, 7:18 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by echesh View Post
The attic is wood framed with asphalt shingles and that pink, paper-backed insulation. There is absolutely nothing in the attic except a small attic fan in the roof, I don't think there's even duct work up there. It's a large space, however the only access is one of those square holes in the ceiling of the upstairs hallway (no stairs, just use a regular ladder to access). Would the antenna fit through that?

Any recommendations for cables/splitters to tie into the existing coax lines?
Your attic sounds like it's going to be OTA friendly. The antennas suggested ship in a folded state. Generally they'll fit though attic access holes without difficulty if you don't unfolded them first.

The big box home improvement centers stock splitters. Ideal brand seems to be common, with modestly better performance spec's than the GE and RCA branded parts. You're looking for a splitter rated for 5 to 1000 MHz and only enough ports to connect the expected number of tuners. If you have five tuners, you'll likely need to settle for an 8-way splitter, though once in a while you might find a 6-way devise.
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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