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  Reply # 264953 19-Oct-2009 06:36
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Did you get back into the roof and eye ball exactly what is in there? What kind of splitter / combiner you got up there. Where does that dish wire go?



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  Reply # 265116 19-Oct-2009 18:49
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andrewcnz: Did you get back into the roof and eye ball exactly what is in there? What kind of splitter / combiner you got up there. Where does that dish wire go?


I got up into the roof this evening after work (donning overalls, gloves and hat - yucky spiderwebs), and discovered the following:

The VHF/UHF feed goes into a splitter, with three feeds coming out.

Two of the feeds go off to two of the three jack-points around the house.
(I have three Belling Lee antenna jacks: 2 in the lounge and one in the bedroom)

The third feed goes into a prolink ANTSMIXM satellite & (UHF/VHF) diplexer, where it is combined with the feed from the satellite dish. The output goes to the third remaining antenna jack (in the lounge)

Here's a link to the only information I could find about the satellite & UHF/VHF combiner:
http://www.tradetech.co.nz/shop/Outdoor+Aerials+&+Accessories/Satellite+Coaxial+Cables+Connectors++Accessories/ANTSMIXM.html

The combiner has a "Power Pass Satellite Output", so I'm assuming this means that the dish head power is isolated from the VHF/UHF side.

By chance, the jack into which I plugged the borrowed satellite box to test on Saturday is the one that receives the satellite feed, so I'm not sure why it didn't seem to work.

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