Sure, try it out and see how it works for you. Make sure you use a good run of RG-6, or even consider RG-11 for a run that far.I'm wanting to expand my OTA antenna to second building. I'm using a Channel Master 8 port DA in the house and was wondering if I could connect a second one in the other building 160' away feeding off the one in the house.
Realistically, you can't even slow down lightning damage. The best you can hope for is to draw off static electricity build-up and that's what the grounding blocks do.I'll check into some RG11 then. Will ground blocks at each building help reduce lightning damage, or will I need coax surge protectors?
That's not really the issue here, but you have to use some common sense about how much such a system may cost. A residential lightning rod system can cost thousands and in this case, the system perhaps has to cover both structures like an umbrella.You can in fact prevent lightning damage since it is done every day at thousands of tower sites and skyscrapers that take firect strikes dozens of times a year.