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How do I do this right - Old dish/antenna hookup
My old setup was full voom with dish and OTA HD antenna, voom is long gone and this was packed up in garage for a while, but we recently moved and i thought why not hook up just the box & antenna for some voom local ota hd since at the last place it still worked for OTA after voom went under... IT WORKED YIPPIE!
So currently i have the antenna with full dish setup hooked up (was in living room for a bit till wife swatted it out on me hehe) now is outside on deck (nothing firm mounted yet) just to see what signals I would get if I went higher, & I got 10 channels very happy! (except one rebooting issue everytime I get to one particular channel but that is mentioned in another thread here).
Anyways time to mount this antenna out there, I was thinking of just taking the dish off and making the antenna mount to house by itself vs the whole big dish assembly, my questions come in about wiring.
See the dish and antenna both run into this big combination box
wineguard Dp - 3020
then from those 3 wires in it combines them to one wire that runs to my voom box.
Can I bypass that combiner type box (for lack of real name), and just run straight coax from antenna to back of voom box (taking out the combiner box and the dish all together).
Just trying to simplify it but want to make sure I do it right and don't mess up any equipment in the process. I figure if nothing else it's free HD OTA for a bit... (my tv doesn't have an ota hd tuner built in).
If I have to I will mount the whole assembly and the combiner box as it originally was installed, but i just won't aim the dish I guess, (all I am interested in is the ota hd) heck I DONT want that dish aimed incase oneday they send some big HIT and the box goes black hehe..
Thanks for any help on this,
03-02-2006 10:14 AM