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Old 20-Jun-2015, 2:20 AM   #1
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Combining a UHF/VHF Hi Antenna with VHF Lo

Trying to find a way to combine something like the HBU 55 with the Y5-2-6 antenna without the 3.5 db insertion loss.

Any suggestions?
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Old 20-Jun-2015, 2:50 AM   #2
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Why not use an HLSJ? Insertion loss is around 0.5 db.
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Old 20-Jun-2015, 3:39 AM   #3
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That is, indeed, the proper way to do it.
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Old 20-Jun-2015, 11:37 AM   #4
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Read a review here that seems to suggest this may not work.

http://www.solidsignal.com/previews.asp?p=zhlsj

Has anyone actually tried this? I am about to try hooking up an HBU 22 to one side and then the other and see how my signals are impacted. Don't have the VHF Lo antenna out at this time since it is not needed at my present location. Will be relocating in the not too distant future where I intend to use a VHF Lo antenna.
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Old 20-Jun-2015, 1:07 PM   #5
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Yes, it works properly.

It sounds like that reviewer was either confused about the reviewed item (ZUVSJ probably) or lacked the technical skills to make a proper assessment.


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Y5-2-6
You'd better buy it while it's still possible to find in stock....
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Old 20-Jun-2015, 1:27 PM   #6
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No need to worry, these things work GREAT!!

The reviewer evidently needs to cut back on the weed.
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Old 20-Jun-2015, 2:56 PM   #7
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Yes, it works properly.

It sounds like that reviewer was either confused about the reviewed item (ZUVSJ probably) or lacked the technical skills to make a proper assessment.




You'd better buy it while it's still possible to find in stock....
Yup. As a matter of fact I purchased a couple. Just tried it by routing the HBU 22 into the VHF Hi side. Works fine with UHF as well. No real signal loss. Tried the Channel Vision HS-3 for comparison's sake that and resulted in several lost channels. Lose a lot of signal gain with that splitter/combiner.
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Old 20-Jun-2015, 2:57 PM   #8
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No need to worry, these things work GREAT!!

The reviewer evidently needs to cut back on the weed.
Yup. Does seem to work fine as just mentioned. Will add a VHF Lo to the Lo side when the time comes and I relocate.
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Old 20-Jun-2015, 3:56 PM   #9
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Combining a UHF/VHF Hi Antenna with VHF Lo

It's actually a Dish Network triplexer, I have the dipole on the first spot and I've tried the other antenna on the 2nd and third spot.

http://pimages.solidsignal.com/ES175284_1_zoom.bmp

I also tries a Radio Shack Splitter combiner with less luck. Radio Shack also has a UHF/VHS diplexer that I was going to try. Good to see Radio Shack back in business.

http://comingsoon.radioshack.com/vhf...l#.VYV_AmRViko
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Old 20-Jun-2015, 8:05 PM   #10
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The Dish triplexer is absolutely the wrong device for this project.

The "new" Radio Shack will be vastly different from the old. Once existing inventory in the remaining stores is sold, you likely won't find anywhere near what they once carried for OTA, if anything at all.

The 15-2586 is also absolutely the wrong device for this particular project.
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Old 21-Jun-2015, 12:58 AM   #11
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I purchased the Blonder Tongue ZUVSJ. Got two for next to nothing.
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Old 21-Jun-2015, 3:01 AM   #12
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If you want to combine a 7-69 antenna with a 2-6 antenna, you need the ZHLSJ, not the ZUVSJ.

If you use the UVSJ, then you end up with a device that combines 2-13 on the VHF port with channels 14-up on the UHF port which is not what you said you needed.
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Old 21-Jun-2015, 9:58 AM   #13
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If you want to combine a 7-69 antenna with a 2-6 antenna, you need the ZHLSJ, not the ZUVSJ.

If you use the UVSJ, then you end up with a device that combines 2-13 on the VHF port with channels 14-up on the UHF port which is not what you said you needed.
Just checked the combiner. It is the ZHLSJ on each one. I typed the wrong part number but actually ordered the correct combiner.
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