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Old 02-11-2010, 09:55 PM   #1
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antenna/cable jack

I have an original antenna. I am going to change the jack to a F type connector. I am wondering if an antenna booster jack does anything for the old anttenna or does it only work on new ones.I dont really even know what they do. I also want to add a cable connection, any thoughts on that. My AS is a '69, will I be burned at the stake if I go through the skin and mount an outside connection?
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I have an original antenna. I am going to change the jack to a F type connector. I am wondering if an antenna booster jack does anything for the old anttenna or does it only work on new ones.I dont really even know what they do.
Pretty much works the way you'd imagine. The amplifier boosts the antenna signal. In fringe areas, with a analog -> digital converter, the amplifier mean the difference between a signal or none at all.

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I also want to add a cable connection, any thoughts on that. My AS is a '69, will I be burned at the stake if I go through the skin and mount an outside connection?
I submit that an A:B switch mounted on the wall or side of the tv would be the handiest solution - it's what I do. Convert the roof antenna to coax at the antenna connection and snake the coax through with the old banana wire you remove. You can buy replacement amplifiers (for coax instead of twin-lead cable) at RV dealers who have been in business at least 25 years, as well as online.

Good luck!
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I forgot to mention, I have a 25' length of coax attached to the AB switch which is routed through the forward storage cubby. I can make up to most campground CATV connections with that amount of coax. Switch to the cable feed and reset the tv to cable as your source and do a channel search ... and away we go.
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