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Chris Randal
18-07-2010, 06:02 PM
We have just moved into this house in Rosehill, Papakura. The property has a VHF aerial, which is currently connected to the TV and a UHF (Sky celestial type) aerial.

Is it possible to connect the UHF aerial to the Balun on the VHF aerial so that we can get Prime through the existing aerial set-up?

We can't get prime at all here.

Trev
18-07-2010, 06:18 PM
You can get TV aerial splitters. One side plugs into your TV and the other side has 2 connections one for VHF and the other for UHF. See DSE website.
:)

kenj
18-07-2010, 06:22 PM
I am sure Sky would love to hear their aerials described as "celestial"

Ken :p

Chris Randal
18-07-2010, 08:48 PM
OK - terrestrial then....

Is that the only option - can I run a ribbon lead or a coax lead from the UHF to the VHF aerial?

bob_doe_nz
18-07-2010, 09:23 PM
You can get TV aerial splitters. One side plugs into your TV and the other side has 2 connections one for VHF and the other for UHF. See DSE website.
:)

Go to Jaycar. They are half the price.

coldot
18-07-2010, 09:24 PM
Weatherproof balun on each antenna, coax from each balun to a weatherproof combining unit (diplexer) mounted on barge board, single coax from there wending its way inside to the tv.
http://www.tradetech.co.nz/ or http://www.hillssignalmaster.co.nz/ for parts (or Jaycar as he just said while I was typing slowly!)

kenj
18-07-2010, 09:28 PM
OK - terrestrial then....

Is that the only option - can I run a ribbon lead or a coax lead from the UHF to the VHF aerial?

You will have to do as Trev said.. can be done at mast head or inside roof. I have joined mine where leads come inside from aerial. (easiest way for me)

DSE part L2259 as an example

Ken

tweak'e
18-07-2010, 09:29 PM
can't use a splitter, need a diplexer (as mentioned above). indoor ones are available if both aerials are wired into the house.

Trev
18-07-2010, 10:33 PM
Yes it is called a U/V mixer. One side plugs into your TV and the other side has 2 aerial lead sockets one marked UHF IN and VHF In. Have it on my desk in front of me. No longer use it. Here. (http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4c42caa90087f1d0273fc0a87f3b071f/Product/View/L4663)
:)