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Run a line to attic for FM antenna?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I've seen more mention of distributing FM on this board than I expected.

I'm running a single RG6-QS up to the garage attic for my existing UHF antenna for OTA reception.

Would you run a second line for an FM antenna or future use while you still can?
I never thought about needing one, but I could see wanting reliable FM reception in other parts of the house, or for recording off an FM tuner on a PC.

Thanks,
- LoopinFool
post #2 of 7
Not a bad idea at all.

Here is one of the better FM antennas out there:

http://www.magnumdynalab.com/fmantenna-st2.htm
post #3 of 7
I did that and was shocked by how much better my FM reception got.
post #4 of 7
What about AM?

Are there methods that are different for AM?
post #5 of 7
I've use CM 0549 joiner to send FM from a separate antenna over an existing cable. Actually, it's joined with diplexed SAT/OTA UHF signal. Everything seems to work fine. Dedicated run might be better but my reception seems to work just fine. I have a problem with one low powered local station though. I'm thinking of trying antenna by itself to see if it's going to be better.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
It was pretty easy to run another line since the holes were drilled and there was already one going up there, so it's all done now.

I thought about joining two antennas together on the one run. FM and UHF would probably work fine even with a normal splitter/combiner.
I was a bit worried about ATSC reception problems with a combined signal. I get a lot of multipath where I am.

Thanks for all the input,
- LoopinFool
post #7 of 7
I guess I should've mentioned that I have UHF only antenna connected to CM 7777 amp, which has FM filter, which should elliminate multipath.
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