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My zip code is 49849, Brighton MI. I am currently running using a
Antennacraft HBU33 in my attic, running 75 ft with RG6 coax to a 4 way splitter (2 of the outlets are plugged). I am running 2 TV and will a add a third. One of the 2 TV's has an additional 25 ft of coax from the splitter.
I am getting good reception from the TV closest to the splitter, the other TV has some channels that drop out or at lower levels.
I purchased an AP 8700 pre amp and I am waiting for it to arrive in the mail.
1. did I pick the correct Pre amp?
2. Do I risk any overpowering.
3. will overpowering hurt the Tv's
4. will the AP 8700 handle my attic tempuratures (-15 to 120 F)
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The AP-8700 should work for zip code 48116 just fine since your TV stations are 25- 30 miles from you. For zip code 49849 you have a couple of TV stations that are 3.5 miles away but you should still be okay. In either case you have about 14dB loss of loss to over come and the AP-8700 has 18dB of gain so you should not overload any of your TV sets. But overloading a TV set will not damage it. You will see searching for signal if you have too much signal for the TV set to handle.
The AP-8700 will work in the attic between -40 degress to + 140 degress F.
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