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Rocketfish - Bidirectional Mini Drop Amplifier

Connect up to 4 devices to the coaxial connection from your cable or indoor/outdoor VHF/UHF/FM antenna with this mini drop amplifier. It works with the DC power provided by components, or with the AC power provided by the included adapter.
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Will this amplifier work with an over-the-air HD TV antenna

Using this amplifier, can I use one HD TV Antenna to supply adequate signal to 4 TVs
5 months, 1 week ago
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docdirt
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I connected three tvs. I had bought 3 flat antennas for three tvs and was ok with result but not thrilled. I bought the rocketfish and connected 3 tvs to just one antenna and returned the other 2 and my reception is great and I saved over $100 returning the other antennas. I can't see why 4 would be any worse. I had to move the antenna several times and put it in the basement by a window on the south wall to get great results. Good luck. My tvs are all flat screens. one 55 inch one 50 inch and one 32 inch
1 month, 1 week ago
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Godsshepard
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answer 2
It has four outputs. I am using two TV's on mine. One Samsung smart tv and other analog with converter box. Both work well with this.
5 months ago
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T2TOM
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More than likely yes. It will depend on how strong the signal is. As long as you have a strong enough signal, you can split it between 4 TV's with this.
5 months, 1 week ago
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Does the amplifier provide 4db gain per each pole or is the gain split to all poles.

4 years ago
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4 dB gain on each output
8 months ago
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CatskllLover
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Lancaster MA
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My experience is that there is noticeable gain from each port. I have no way of verifying how accurate the 4 db number is, but I suspect that it varies somewhat across the whole RF band.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Does it work with digital signals

2 years, 4 months ago
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Yes, this amplifier will work with over the air antennas and with cable tv signals from your local or community company provider!
1 year, 4 months ago
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It will work by amplifiying the signal from your ISP to you by ~3dB but your uplink signal (You to the ISP) will suffer by -7dB. Will not help out overall.
2 years, 4 months ago
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It says no to satellite box. I have Directtv w/ 2 receivers & 3 tv's to 1 receiver via swim. Will this help w/ reception quality?

9 months ago
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No it will not help increase the signal to the Swim. if you have issues with reception quality I would be on the phone with Directv for what they charge.
6 months ago
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schoe77
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Mpls, Mn
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No, since you are using DirecTV this is not something you are going to want to use. Only use this if you are not using a satellite box.
8 months ago
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Is the amplifier weather proof?

4 years, 2 months ago
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No. it is not sealed.
11 months ago
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Dwaltr
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No
1 year, 2 months ago
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Will this work with a DTV converter box?

I have an 25 foot tall HDTV antenna and i want to hook 3 TVs, the den, living room and bedroom. will this keep the signal strength for all 3 TVs?
2 years, 1 month ago
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Assuming that the signal output from the antenna is sufficient to work well with each of the TV sets taken individually, the answer is "yes." 3 db gain is only twice the power, so if the signal from the antenna is insufficient to run any of the TVs, at least marginally, then an additional RF amplifier giving 10 db (or maybe more) gain will probably need to be added between the antenna and the splitter.
1 year, 2 months ago
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i put this product where my cable wire splits in my basement and ran 1 wire down and 1 wire up to a second and third floor on the third floor i split the wire again with no amp and it works well with my converter box after the second split
2 years ago
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can it be used as a 1:4 splitter without power

1 year, 8 months ago
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I tried it without power and it attenuted digital signals. I lost one of my Digital stations all together.

Don't use it four a four way splitter.
1 year, 1 month ago
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buzzboy
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answer 2
It seemed to work in my system, but there was an obvious loss of signal level. I didn't notice any cosstalk.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Does splitter degrade the internet speed?

I get my internet (25mb) through my TV cable network. The G1179 decreases the internet speed (down to 2mb) when splitting the cable between my modem and a cable ready TV. Is this typical?
1 year, 1 month ago
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It hasn't impacted my speed.
11 months ago
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mitchisaacs
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Muncie, IN
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A splitter will tend to degrade the signal a bit, but usually not this drastically.
1 year, 1 month ago
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IS RF-G1179 AMPLIFIER PASSIVE RETURN OR ACTIVE RETURN. THANK YOU

10 months ago
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5 to 42MHz Passive in the reverse direction.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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WatertownTechGuy
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Delafield, wi
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Passive return.
8 months ago
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CatskllLover
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No signal once powered up...

So I have all coaxes plugged in, and when I connect with the AC power cord, the LED lights up red, but then I lose all signals to each of the 4 lines plugged in to it. It works okay when not powered with AC, but once I plug in AC, the signal to the TV drops out.

Any ideas?
8 months ago
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I would double check to make sure you have the right line going to the "input". Cable from your antenna should be connected to input, and cable from the amplifier output should run to your device or TV. To some people this is counter intuitive. This may explain why you had signal when the amplifier was passive (not powered) but lost it when you plugged in the AC.
7 months ago
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TheEastCoastSwede
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The way to test it to see if it is working properly is to disconnect one of the outbound cables. If the light stays on, then you know it's working. If the light goes out, then most likely the unit is defective and needs to replaced.
7 months ago
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