Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by patrick77, May 21, 2007.

  1. patrick77

    patrick77 Cool Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    My neighbor is trying to combine digital OTA signals with cable signals with a diplexer. He has cable coming into his attic and wants to put his OTA antenna up there as well. However he only has one coax line going from the attic to the living room. He tried to use a satellite/(OTA or cable) diplexer but that didn't work.

    What is the simplest solution to this?

    (update: I realize this may not be exactly the right forum b/c it is a non satellite question, but this forum is full of people who know the answer.)
  2. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    You must have two diplexers, one to join the antenna signal into the satellite cabel and another inside to split the OTA signal out of the SAT signal again. They should be labeled for antenna and satellite.

    OOPS - I missed the CABLE thing!!
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    No can do. OTA overlaps the cable frequencies. It is possible with some satellite systems (excluding DirecTV's new 5LNB behemoths) because the frequencies don't overlap.
  4. HIPAR

    HIPAR Icon

    May 15, 2005
    There's another thing wrong with that scheme. Cable companies must assure the leakage from their system must not exceed strictly controlled levels. They can be admonished and fined by the FCC if they cause interference with licensed services.

    Your neighbor is probably going to broadcast cable signals from his antenna with the setup he's attempting to implement.

    --- CHAS

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