Originally Posted by csete
Kind of answering my own question with more questions...
I found a UHF/VHF splitter and connected that up. Things seem to be working. Strangely, the pre-amp VHF connections didn't have screw terminals... just pads. For the moment, I've taped the inputs to the pads, however that is not ideal. At this moment, I'm getting 68% signal on KTTC, which is not much different than before the new antenna. Does that make sense? Should that pre-amp have screw terminals and does it really work for VHF?
In the end, despite things working, I'm still wondering if I have things wired up?
I'm not sure what you mean by "pads" versus "screw terminals". I'll do a quick google image search...
I'm thinking you probably picked up one of the splitters/joiners below.
(I've used one of the dual f-connector splitter/combiners for a single input preamp, which is what I *think* you're also doing, if I follow you correctly)
From what I've found, antenna placement makes a much
bigger difference than changing antennas or pre-amps at the same location.
Which is what you seemed to say: "At this moment, I'm getting 68% signal on KTTC, which is not much different than before the new antenna."
To answer your question of whether or not everything is hooked up correctly:
Well, if you are receiving your desired stations, and they are watchable, (stable signal with few breakups/dropouts) you should be set!
If it works, it's working!