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Dish Power Inserter
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Post 1 made on Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 16:27
Wilson7777
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I'm getting rid of my Bell dish very soon. Have new antenna up and running and getting about 22 channels but some of the Buffalo channels (ABC, PBS, FOX, and CBS) are low signal.

I have a Dish Power Inserter which I tried on the line and it seemed to increase signal strength. My question is will putting 12V on the line burn out the baluns on the antennas? I don't have a pre-amp installed, but figured if this works to increase signal, and won't hurt the antenna then I won't really need a pre-amp.

Any advice would be great, here is what I have:

[Link: google.ca]


I also have an Archer 10db amplifier that I tried but it seemed to decrease the signal strength (it's probably amplifying noise on the line):

[Link: ebay.com]
Post 2 made on Friday July 11, 2014 at 11:56
OTAHD
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That won't increase your signal strength - it's not an amplifier. All it does is carry power along the coaxial to power the dish switch. It's not meant for connection to any other devices - the 12V could potentially be harmful to them. The extra voltage is separated out after the switch.

But that won't increase your signal received by an antenna. I suppose it may be possible for it to trick a signal meter, but it's not going to improve your reception.

And yeah, that amplifier is not only amplifying the noise, but it's adding quite a bit of its own. That type of amplifier is meant for boosting already strong CATV signals for distribution (ie, to overcome splitting it many times), where noise is less of a concern. It's not surprising that it's detrimental to your reception here.

Your best bet is to get a decent preamp.
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
OP | Post 3 made on Friday July 11, 2014 at 16:07
Wilson7777
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Thanks for your reply!

Yeah, makes sense.....

So I decided to get a pre-amp today. It's not a super-expensive one, but it has a housing around it to protect it from the weather. I'm going to try more adjusting too. I'm only missing 2 channels but figure if I have to re-adjust it then I might lose strength on other channels that we move it away from.


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