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Old 27-Apr-2014, 3:28 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by mulliganman View Post

Regarding the ABC test, what does "If reception is degraded, am amplifier is [B]indicated[B] mean? Not to hijack this thread but it seems pertinent to my own situation. Thought possibly the OP could possibly be confused as to its meaning as well.
If you have reliable reception with just: an antenna > short coax (50' or less) > TV, and then add the loss of a splitter and more cable, you may find that the reception becomes unreliable. If that happens, a preamplifier or distribution amplifier may help, by overcoming the loss caused by the splitter and longer cable.
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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