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I would like to mux the signals from UHF and FM antennae into the Comcast signal and then split them on the other end. Is that possible? Will my DCX series unit be able to function completely? Anything special I should know?
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I would like to mux the signals from UHF and FM antennae into the Comcast signal and then split them on the other end. Is that possible? Will my DCX series unit be able to function completely? Anything special I should know?

No it's not possible. Use a separate cable for the UHF & FM feed.

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Use a separate cable for the UHF & FM feed.

Was definitely my preference, but I'm hitting cabling difficulties.
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I would like to mux the signals from UHF and FM antennae into the Comcast signal and then split them on the other end. Is that possible? Will my DCX series unit be able to function completely? Anything special I should know?

Not possible as they both use the same frequencies. Need to run separate Cables.
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BSTNFAN - you have a choice - run the separate cable or do without.

As stated above - cable and the channels you want share the same frequenies. The cable company will certainly have heartburn with your plan.

You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...
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You'd have to build a Cable TV headend, and shift the signals to L-Band, then back down again. It would cost lots more money than running a second line.

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Thank you everyone for the replies. I am having frustrating difficulties running a new line which is why I was hoping (grasping) for a reasonable alternative. Looks like I need to come up with a plan C.
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Explain what the difficulties are, and someone here can probably help you. We all have certain tricks we've learned. Also, those big-box home stores have plenty of the tools available....much more so that in years past.

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