Originally Posted by pixelation
I don't want to sound like a jerk. Can it be made simpler?
What I am trying to minimize is the number of connections and cables. If I go with the above plan, I would need 2 Balun Transformers, 3 segments of coax cables and a water proof VHF/UHF combiner.
The transformer and (twin-lead) combiner cost just $0.69 and $0.49 respectively. Whats inside them?
A VHF/UHF Combiner would have inductors and capacitors inside,
which can degrade/change frequency if they get moist.
I haven't seen any claims re whether Philips PH-61006 (aka CV72) is intended
for outdoor use. Perhaps you can check the bubble pack when you find one.
FYI: Radio Shack makes a similar unit:http://www.radioshack.com/sm-300-ohm...i-2062060.html
Since they don't mark it for outdoor use, it's probably indoor only.
What I described above using OUTDOOR components will survive the elements
through multiple seasons....a cheap indoor alternative could rapidly degrade...
The UVSJ actually has low insertion loss SPECS....the first sign of a quality product.