OK, thank you, FM's important to me. I've wanted to get a clean signal from 89.7 Los Altos Hills for many years. Funny thing is I pretty much do in my car (!) but don't in the house.
No, I haven't tried everything. I think I'm going to get that 8200
, also a 7694 for TV from Sutro. I have two masts on the roof, at least 15' apart.
Do I need a special signal splitter? I have a few, had for many years. I assume some are better than others. I guess I could get something thrown in with my order at solidsignal.com. I bought the ones I have a Home Depot, paying attention to the specs stamped on the side, probably around 2004-5, trying to get ones with the least purported signal loss.
I have crimpers and connectors, not sure how good the connectors are, I have a collection. Maybe I should order some more, won't need a lot. Do I need a cable stripping tool? Can't I do it with just a razor blade if I'm careful?
Can I use the RG-6 I have out there on the roof? Maybe trim off 3" or so from the end, in case moisture has crept in there, it's been out there maybe 7-8 years.
IIRC, my RG-6 comes into the house through a hole in the wall and I have a splitter in the attic that sends branches to (1) my home theater room and (2) to my bedroom, where I have an old analog TV and converter box (I rarely use those!). I might need a few more splitters, I imagine, if the ones I have aren't up to snuff.Edited by Muse - 9/14/12 at 7:52am