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Old 11-12-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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Here's the deal, I'm thinking about buying the CATV splitter/combiner w/ Outdoor home antenna from TSS since the in-house antennas don't work for the two radios (Stiletto & PNP3).

The way the indoor comcast cable works is that from the outside there is a cable wire visible on the side of the house going underground into the basement, where it goes through a cable splitter/amplifier for four (cables/rooms). Will this work if I hook up the combiner on the outside and hook up the splitter in my own room and expect it to work? And how would it work if we wanted two receivers hooked up to one antenna via CATV splitter/combiner?
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I'm taking an educated guess at some of this...

If the Sirius signal is connected such that it would go through a CATV amplifier, there's a good chance it won't work. The CATV amplifier bandpass would have to extend out to 2.3GHz+. Most don't. Sometimes the bandpass is noted on the amplifier. The amplifier might also block the DC power that the Sirius antenna gets from the Sirius radio.

However, if you could use the indoor diplexer before the CATV amplifier, and feed your Sirius radio there, that should work.

Regarding feeding two receivers, that would require another indoor diplexer. However you probably would need to be totally sure only one radio was on at a time since the radio powers the antenna. If both radios were on, then each would power the others input and that might toast the radio.

Here are some splitters that would help split to multiple radios. Goodness they are expensive...
http://www.sirius-radio-satellite.co...TS&Category=63

I didn't know Sirius made a kit like that. Thanks for posting it. I may purchase one now that I know!
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HomieG, the problem is that the indoor diplexer room is inside the walls of the house, and I don't feel like drilling a hole in my wall just to install a Sirius antenna.

So far the Radioshack Amplifier goes from 1 MHz to 2 GHz, but I can't find the link to it.

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Might work, might not. Depends how tight the bandpass is in the design of the amp is. Unless the amp also passes DC you would still need a method of passing the DC power from the Sirius radio to the Sirius antenna.

Regarding a DC block between two receivers, I believe the Sirius Home Signal Distribution Kit (14245) allows for that.
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I might as well wait about two weeks (build up pay) before I get this and test to see if it works or not.
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