UHF/VHF Antenna Combiner

Ever since World War II there has been a tremendous growth in television broadcasting. The Federal Communications Commission had originally set aside 12 channels for television broadcasting but it had to revise its allocation and allowed up to 70 more additional channels in 1952. The first 12 channels are “very high frequency” channels and are on the VHF band. The additional 70 channels are on the “ultra high frequency” (UHF) band. VHF channels are numbers 2 through 13 and the UHF channels are numbers 14 through 83. To get good reception on the UHF channels you have to use a UHF antenna. For the VHF channels you need a VHF antenna. You can buy a combination UHF/VHF TV antenna for indoors. These are the types of antenna that look like the ones with two rabbit ears only there is also a loop antenna in the center. The loop antenna is for the UHF signal. The two rabbit ears are really called dipoles by the professionals. People can purchase this type and connect it to their television indoors.

For excellent reception nothing can beat an outdoor antenna. You may have seen stacked antennas on a roof. That is because on is for the VHF signal and the other is for the UHF signal. This kind requires a coaxial cable from each antenna to be connected to the television inside. A UHF/VHF antenna combiner can eliminate the need for the double connection. To get the clearest possible television viewing on any channel with only one coaxial cable connection you can combine the two outdoor antenna cables with a UHF/VHF antenna combiner. It will merge the two signals down the same lead from both kinds of antennas and into the house to be connected to the television. If you already have an existing VHF antenna and want to combine it with a UHF antenna you so you will be able to watch low band VHF HDTV channels and get a good signal, you’ll need a UHF/VHF antenna combiner. When digital broadcasting signal technology was first created it was predominately for UHF channels so when the switch to HDTV came about people had to make sure they had the box and a UHF antenna. It is easy to just add the UHF antenna to the already existing VHF antenna with the combiner.

If you have two antennas outside, one VHF and one UHF, and you want to combine them to so you only have to attach one cable to the television, you’ll need a combiner. You should start off with the same length of coaxial cable coming from each antenna and then join both cables with the simple combiner. A UHF/VHF combiner is really actually a two-way signal splitter only it works in the opposite direction. If you combine the antennas correctly you can prevent ghosting from occurring on your antenna system. You can get a very good high quality lead line this way. There is really no need to buy a new antenna to watch HDTV. You just need to have the two different kinds of antennas combined.

The Channel Plus 2532 2 Way Splitter Combiner Bi-Directional 1 GHz Video Signal Coaxial DC Block Coax Cable Splitter UHF / VHF TV Antenna Combiner, 5-1000 MHz is one combiner on the market that is very inexpensive to buy. You can find this combiner and others on various websites on the internet. You can also go into any television store and see what brand of UHF/VHF antenna combiner they have on the shelves. There are many of them to choose from. If you really are not sure what you need be sure to ask a qualified professional for help.

This UHF/VHF Antenna Combiner Review is Written/Updated on Mar 20th, 2011 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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