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  Reply # 1066022 15-Jun-2014 14:59
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Should be something like this plugged in to an outlet somewhere in the house to power it.

http://www.kingray.net.au/products/power-supplies-injectors/ac-plug-packs/KPS08



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  Reply # 1066024 15-Jun-2014 15:03
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RunningMan: Should be something like this plugged in to an outlet somewhere in the house to power it.

http://www.kingray.net.au/products/power-supplies-injectors/ac-plug-packs/KPS08


There isn't unless it's inside the roof which I'm assuming is unlikely.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1066028 15-Jun-2014 15:08
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Then you need to get one, or remove the amplifier. They don't work unpowered.

The specs for that amplifier:
Power Supply (PSK#) - PSK or KPS 06 or 08




Location: Dunedin



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  Reply # 1066046 15-Jun-2014 16:05
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Weird, people who installed it must have taken the power unit or whatever... works bypassing the unit.



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  Reply # 1066051 15-Jun-2014 16:11
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Getting Signal Level 26, Signal Condition 100. Is this all good or should I buy a power supply for that unit? Picture looks fine etc.. Will have to do some new routing etc to bypass the "amplifier" indefinitely. 

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  Reply # 1066071 15-Jun-2014 16:46
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memske: Getting Signal Level 26, Signal Condition 100. Is this all good or should I buy a power supply for that unit? Picture looks fine etc.. Will have to do some new routing etc to bypass the "amplifier" indefinitely. 

Signal level is not great but the quality is good. If it all works OK then leave it. If you get problems in bad weather then consider installing a new masthead amp with f connectors. The old saddle and clamp are not very good at UHF although it may be worth trying it with a new power supply plugpack.



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  Reply # 1066101 15-Jun-2014 17:42
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B1GGLZ:
memske: Getting Signal Level 26, Signal Condition 100. Is this all good or should I buy a power supply for that unit? Picture looks fine etc.. Will have to do some new routing etc to bypass the "amplifier" indefinitely. 

Signal level is not great but the quality is good. If it all works OK then leave it. If you get problems in bad weather then consider installing a new masthead amp with f connectors. The old saddle and clamp are not very good at UHF although it may be worth trying it with a new power supply plugpack.


Alright thanks a lot! The unit up there is a MHU24GE which looks like $25 for a power supply for it. Old owner who installed it must have taken it with them.

http://www.kingray.com.au/products/matv/matv-satellite-amplifier/MHU24GE

so assuming one of these will work? http://electronicaccessories.co.nz/cart_product9574-1-1748.html 

Is it best to use a joiner eg this: http://www.supremeantennas.co.nz/products/images/joiner.jpg

or put a screw head on both ends and then use http://jaycar.co.nz/products_uploaded/product150_2689.jpg

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  Reply # 1066134 15-Jun-2014 18:48
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memske:


or put a screw head on both ends and then use http://jaycar.co.nz/products_uploaded/product150_2689.jpg

Provided the coax is rg6 go with the f connectors and joiner. Much better than the other one as the inner conducter will be totally shielded.



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  Reply # 1066144 15-Jun-2014 19:07
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B1GGLZ:
memske:


or put a screw head on both ends and then use http://jaycar.co.nz/products_uploaded/product150_2689.jpg

Provided the coax is rg6 go with the f connectors and joiner. Much better than the other one as the inner conducter will be totally shielded.


As expected. Thanks man!

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  Reply # 1066336 15-Jun-2014 23:51
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Did you remove the VHF antennas out of the setup? as they will conflict and disrupt the performance if they are in any way connected.




 




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  Reply # 1066342 16-Jun-2014 00:05
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Apsattv: Did you remove the VHF antennas out of the setup? as they will conflict and disrupt the performance if they are in any way connected.


It's completely disconnected wiring wise. I haven't removed it off the roof tho, no.

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  Reply # 1066356 16-Jun-2014 01:45
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Is the antenna really pointing downwards as the photo seems to show?




 


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  Reply # 1066360 16-Jun-2014 05:20
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It looks as horizontal as the other aerials viewed pointing away from the photographer.

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  Reply # 1066397 16-Jun-2014 09:03
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memske:
Apsattv: Did you remove the VHF antennas out of the setup? as they will conflict and disrupt the performance if they are in any way connected.


It's completely disconnected wiring wise. I haven't removed it off the roof tho, no.

Remove them from the roof. As well as being unsightly they can also interfere with the reception pattern of the UHF.



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  Reply # 1066642 16-Jun-2014 14:16
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Apsattv: Is the antenna really pointing downwards as the photo seems to show?


Probably just bad photo, from this one it doesn't look like it.


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