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re-routing my voOm antenna to my 811....

Discussion in 'Technical Talk (Closed Forum)' started by terfmop, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. terfmop

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    Since voom is on it's way out, I decided to use the OTA antenna that was supplied with the install for my 811 OTA. The current install had the OTA going to a switch located at the back of the voom dish, and from that switch ran a RG6 cable going to each of my 3 voom receivers. I had thought the process would be as simple as connecting a RG6 cable directly from the antenna to my 811 OTA input...not so.

    When I ran the RG6 straight to my 811, I was only able to pick up 1 station (I had 5 when connected to the voom receiver). However, when I ran the OTA cable back through the switch; and then from that switch, I sent one of the cables to my 811. Everything seemed to perk back up and the 811 found all the digital stations I had when it was with the voom receiver. Then I decided to unhook my voom receivers. After I did that, my OTA signal bottomed out.....I reconnected one voom receiver an voila, the OTA signal was back.

    I gather that the voom receiver powers the OTA and without the voom receiver connected, the ota is unpowered . What will I need to do to connect this OTA antenna to my 811 without having to have the voom receivers hooked up?
     
  2. SimpleSimon

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    I don't know hardly anything about Voom hardware, but it's quite likely that a simple power inserter will do the trick for you.

    Question is, what power rating is needed?

    It's lilkely to be 13/18V @ 100-500ma. Any voltage specs on the Voom switch or receiver?
     
  3. terfmop

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    the switch is a "Winegard power passing multiswitchVM-3400 ". And, as you mentioned, there is a 13V and 18V listed on the switch
     
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