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Topic # 189088 16-Dec-2015 16:11
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I'm looking to boost the signal from my passive aerial and distribute to four points in the house, for Freeview.

The booster can be in the house and have access to 240v power (the RF cable is in the loft, and I have got power up there)... Signal is right on the edge of 44db, meaning it can't be split without issues.

Everything is on an F-Conn screw type....

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  Reply # 1451708 16-Dec-2015 16:22
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First up ,  A signal booster cannot make your signal better than you receive, all it can do it compensate for any long wiring runs and splits.

Your best bet is a "masthead amplifier" on the outdoor mast, straight off the antenna feed (You power it via a 12V fed into the cable from inside the house) 

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  Reply # 1452275 17-Dec-2015 13:41
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If you have good signal from the aerial for one TV then get a distribution amplifier, if you have poor signal from aerial then get a masthead amplifier also (ideally move the aerial to better spot but not always practical)


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  Reply # 1456436 24-Dec-2015 10:49
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sounds like you need a new install, failing that youll need a masthead amp 15db should do it then a 4 outlet dist. amp

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