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Hey I was able to combine two antennas with a simple two-way combiner (a splitter in reverse). Loses about half my signal for each antenna but I have plenty of signal to spare. Sure beats flipping a switch but in my case it was the NBC station. .
You really arent suppose to be using a splitter in reverse though? On paper looks like that would work.

If & when I put the attic antenna down to my living room line I'll split in the attic, but before I do this I'm going to run a worst case with a splitter in the bedroom, & just drop a long line to the living room to see what indeed happens.

Really, I haven't had the time to call anyone on a new roof set yet.
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You really arent suppose to be using a splitter in reverse though? On paper looks like that would work.

If & when I put the attic antenna down to my living room line I'll split in the attic, but before I do this I'm going to run a worst case with a splitter in the bedroom, & just drop a long line to the living room to see what indeed happens.

Really, I haven't had the time to call anyone on a new roof set yet.
Bi-directional as long as a 'standard' passive type . Now say if had a built-in amp or some kind of filtering (ex: diplexer) then no; although a passive diplexer could be used in reverse but with the same frequency dependency on each port.
Now if for some reason a device had an isolator or circulator on some ports then it would be directional. We would do this for amplifiers to maintain the proper impedance and have a dummy load for protection (ex: microwave oven so a bad condition doesn't reflect the power back into it and fry itself).

Good idea. Don't even need to run a line to the living room, just test both sides in the bedroom. Of course maybe it's just easier that way...

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