Advice 1: How to connect the cable to the antenna

Connecting to TV, terrestrial antenna is carried out using a special cable. In this way without significant costs can be connected to the antenna to several TV receivers. The cable connection should be carried out respecting the rules of switching of electrical appliances and using the technical documentation TV wiring diagram.
How to connect the cable to the antenna
You will need
  • - the antenna amplifier;
  • splitter;
  • - the antenna cable;
  • - knife (scalpel);
  • cutters;
  • - soldering iron.
Instruction
1
When unstable or not strong enough signal to use when connecting the cable to the antenna amplifier. To connect multiple TV receivers prepare well in splitter (scrub).
2
Amplifier, splitter and antenna cable install in the vicinity of the television wiring. In a private house to do it in the attic. In the absence of the television transactions route the cable directly to the place where you will install the TV.
3
When mounting the cableand guide it outside the wall or attach to internal communications, indoors, hide under the baseboards.
4
The output of the cable coming from the antenna, and connect to the appropriate terminal of the amplifier. From it the signal supplied by the divider directly joined by television receivers.
5
When using a satellite antenna, use an intermediate device receiver. The cable in this case connect directly to the receiver through the antenna Jack.
6
Before connecting the cable to the antenna prepare it for connection. Incise the upper braided cable with a sharp knife or scalpel approximately 40 mm from the end. Bend is located under the braided screen, bare next insulating layer.
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Remove the severed portion of the second insulating layer, leaving exposed copper wire. Strip mine the tip of a knife and cut to the required length (approximately 20 mm).
8
Screw the lower part of the collapsible plug on the braid, pull the core of the cable inside the plug. Insert the bared vein during the second part of the plug and screw both parts. Gently remove the braid of the antenna cable. Cable ready to be connected.
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Before turning on the television receiver carefully check the connections of the switching devices and the reliability of fastening of plugs in sockets. If the screen displays a weak signal or interference in the form of ripples, adjust the antenna amplifier, guided by the attached technical documentation.

Advice 2: How to connect a antenna splitter

A second and even a third TV in the house - not a luxury but an integral part of a comfortable life. But in order to enjoy it fully, you must properly connect the antenna splitter.
How to connect a antenna splitter
You will need
  • - antenna splitter;
  • cable television;
  • - plugs;
  • - the knife.
Instruction
1
Select the location where you plan to install the antenna splitter. Mark the future location of the splitter and your TV receivers.
2
Take your measuring tape and measure the distance to each of the TVs that will connect. Write down the result. Add the results of the measurements. You got the total length of the cable. Add to this number a couple of meters for insurance.
3
Buy the right amount of cable and all necessary cable, connectors (number of TVs), mounting brackets (if you are going to mount the cable to the wall). When buying check that the inner diameter of the nut splitter with an external diameter of the cable.
4
Cut the cable into pieces according to your size. With a sharp knife remove the outer sheath from end of cable. Foil shield and braid separate from the center and fold the brown piece of cable. Be careful not to accidentally cut them. Also free from the isolation of the Central part of the cable.
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Put on end of the cable nut splitter. Peel back the screen braid. Insert the copper core of the cable into the slot of the splitter and tighten the nut. Repeat these steps with the remaining segments of the cable. Secure the splitter to the selected location.
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Move each piece of the cable to the TV, for which it was intended. If necessary, secure it with the staples purchased or put in the cable duct baseboard.
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Install on the free end of the cable plug. To do this, prepare the cable as described above. Replace cap plug. Peel back the screen braid. Insert the Central wire into the hole of the plug and secure with screw. Braid crimp around the cable sheath bandage. Screw the cap onto the housing. Insert the plug into the antenna socket of the TV.
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Turn on all the TV sets to assess the quality of reception. If it does not meet your requirements, you need to install the antenna amplifier.
Useful advice
Instead of a knife you can use a special cutter for the cable.

Advice 3: How to make an antenna booster

Receiver, operating on ultra-short waves, have become a common phenomenon. We use a radio at home, in the country and even in the car. But when you delete from a broadcasting station signal quality deteriorates considerably. It is not always possible to establish an efficient receiving antenna, so the solution is to use an antenna amplifier. If you know how to handle a soldering iron and understand fundamental electronic circuits, you will be able to make such an amplifier with his own hands.
How to make an antenna booster
Instruction
1
Familiarize yourself with the concept of the antenna amplifier. It is made on a low noise transistor that provides a gain of about 20 dB. At the entrance of cascaded low pass filters with a cutoff frequency of 115... 120 MHz and high-pass filter with a cutoff frequency of 60... 65 MHz. This allows you to amplify the signals of broadcasting stations operating in the VHF range.
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Make a list of the required parts. In addition to the transistor you will need a few resistors and capacitors, and inductors. The parameters of the elements shown in the figure to step 1.
3
Take the transistor type КТ3120А or КТ368А (the second option is less preferable). It is desirable to use the device imported capacitors with similar parameters of the domestic K10-17. Resistors types of MLT, C2-33 to the amplifier will be quite apt. Wrap coils of wire sew, using a mandrel with a diameter of 4 mm. Spool contains 3.5 coils L1 and L2 and 4.5 turns of wire.
4
If you plan to use the amplifier in a car the receiver, add in a scheme of two relays and an additional filter for food. When power is applied, both relays include an amplifier between the antenna and receiver. When power is off the receiver input is connected with the antenna. Version of the car amplifier will definitely provide the metal body.
5
Prepare for the installation of elements of the device printed circuit Board made of fiberglass, foil on both sides. Figure printed tracks may be different (depending on your chosen layout details). The second side of the Board Express metallic and connect the foil on the circuit with the common conductor of the top side. Cost for automotive embodiment of the amplifier run more elongated, so it was able to easily accommodate the power supply filter and relay.
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Assembled amplifier turn on between the receiver input and antenna socket, wherein the compound is run as short as possible shielded cable. When installing the unit in the car, place it near the receiver in a shielded casing.
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Check out how effectively the device amplifies the signal. If necessary, reduce the capacitance and increase the inductance of the coils (but not more than half). Keep in mind that in a city where the level of radio signals is high, the antenna amplifier should be switched off to avoid signal distortion.

Advice 4: How to extend TV cable

If your TV is placed at a considerable distance from the TV antenna or from cable satellite television, you will have to put in a little effort to lengthen the cable. In this case there is no need to move furniture together with equipment.
How to extend TV cable
You will need
  • - the antenna cable;
  • - F-connector;
  • - I connector;
  • - the antenna amplifier;
  • - soldering iron;
  • - solder;
  • - duct tape.
Instruction
1
Look how the antenna cable is connected to your apartment. This can be a cable with solid or stranded wire in the center.
2
Will buy additional television cable of the required length, pre-measured it and adding a couple of meters. Necessarily of the same type as the existing. You can usually find it at any store that sells TV and radio or on the radio.
3
Buy two F - and one I-connector, i.e. two connectors of type "daddy" and one is "female". You can also use one combined connector "father-mother".
4
Prepare both cables. To do this, exactly, trim the edge of the cable, carefully cut about 15-20 mm of the upper insulation layer. Most importantly, do not damage the shield. Also, carefully wrap the braid back, remove foil, which is covered by cable.
5
Bare Central wire, cut it with 10-15 mm of insulation. Try not to break and cut off its careless movement.
6
Type cable F-type connector "dad". Screw it all the way. It lived Central, the cable should he fall into the Central connector and wrapped braid will be clamped between the outer sheath of the cable and the connector housing. The outside diameter of the connector will be a small piece of wire Central core. Cut it with scissors or clippers, leaving approximately 2-3 millimeters.
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Similarly, connect the second cable. Now connect two F-connector of type "daddy" with I-connector type "mother".
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Instead of the I-connector you can use a special antenna amplifier. It has inputs to connect F-connectors. This amplifier is required if cable is longer and the signal is lost.
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If you are using a combined connector, one cable plug to F-connector, and the second a similar manner to the first connector.
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You can solder together the wires using a soldering iron and solder. Be careful not to snap the wires together.
Useful advice
You can buy special ready antenna extension cable. He has fixed the connectors.

Advice 5: How to connect a terrestrial antenna to the receiver

To convert the digital TV signal and transmit it to the screen of a television receiver using a special device – a receiver or decoder. Such systems can connect directly to the antenna, cable television networks and computer networks. The correct connection of the receiver to the antenna will depend on the quality of image and sound in TV.
How to connect a terrestrial antenna to the receiver
Instruction
1
Use to connect antenna system to the receiver's standard input (so-called F connector). Some models of digital receivers have a high frequency output, allowing you to attach this antenna analog receiver.
2
When using a receiver with two inputs connect to each tract receiving two different antenna systems. This solution allows to increase the reliability of the system and to eliminate possible failures in the reception signal. The specified receiver usually includes the ability to record to the hard drive.
3
If you are using a hybrid model receiver (cable/satellite or terrestrial/satellite), connect the antenna system to separate receiving channels with their own inputs and outputs.
4
After connecting the antenna to the receiver one of the following methods set the basic settings using the software. First select from the list the desired value of the lo frequency, or enter a value manually.
5
Make sure that the memory of the receiver has built-in options of the channels. In this case, additional efforts to search for channels is not required. If the generated list of channels is not in the internal memory of the device, perform manual tuning by the technical documentation supplied with the device.
6
Setup connected to the receiver antenna. The accuracy of the settings indicate the specific indicators on the display, in the form of graphical objects. It can be bars of variable length or a traditional digital display. In some models the parameters of "Quality" signal" and "signal" are combined into one indicator.
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In case of violations and failures in the reception of the signal again check the connection cables to the respective connectors and the contact reliability at the connection elements of the system. If necessary, correct the connection. Do not exert considerable physical effort during installation of the cable.
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