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SIRIUS CATV Home Distribution Kit

Sends SIRIUS satellite radio signal through your existing cable TV line (Model SCDK1)

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The SIRIUS CATV Home Distribution Kit lets you send a SIRIUS satellite radio signal to any room in your home with a cable TV outlet. The kit includes an all-weather outdoor antenna, two diplexer signal splitters, and the necessary adapter to supply signal to a SIRIUS satellite radio.

Simply mount this antenna outside your home, run standard RG-6 cable to the splitter or existing cable TV splitter, and receive SIRIUS satellite radio programming on radios in your home. SIRIUS satellite radio and subscription required.

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  • Outdoor SIRIUS home antenna
  • Antenna mounting base
  • SRD-2VB SIRIUS diplexer
  • SRD2 SIRIUS diplexer
  • Rubber cable boot
  • 6' RG-174 Adapter cable (Female F-type connector on one end and Female SMB plug on the other)
  • 2 U-bolts
  • 2 U-bolt mounting brackets
  • 4 Hex-lock nuts
  • Four #10 screws
  • 4 Diplexer mounting screws
  • 4" Wire-tie
  • Installation Guide

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Features

Overview: This Home Signal Distribution Kit enables you to connect a SIRIUS Satellite Radio to the outdoor antenna (included) using your existing cable TV RG-6 wiring. Two diplexers are included; one to combine the SIRIUS and cable TV signals and one to separate them at the SIRIUS tuner location. At the radio location the included cable converts the RG-6 cable to an SMB terminal that connects to the SIRIUS tuner.

System Requirements: In addition to the included SIRIUS Satellite Radio antenna, you must have a SIRIUS tuner and subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio to receive SIRIUS programming.

Outdoor Antenna: The outdoor antenna is a high-performance antenna, specifically designed to receive signals from the SIRIUS satellites and terrestrial (ground) transmitters when mounted outdoors on a home or other building. The antenna's coaxial output is a threaded female F-Type connector.

RG-174 Adapter Cable: The included adapter cable has a female F-Type jack on one end (to connect to the RG-6 cable routed from the diplexer or antenna) and a female SMB plug on the other (to connect to the SIRIUS tuner). The adapter is not needed if the antenna input on the tuner is an F-Type jack.

RG-6 Cable Required: The RG-6 cable is not supplied; you will need to purchase this separately to complete the antenna installation. RG-6 is routed from the antenna to the input of the SRD2 diplexer, and from the SRD-2VB diplexer to the SIRIUS tuner (assuming existing RG-6 cable is used between the diplexers). The RG-6 cable length from the SRD-2VB to the SIRIUS tuner should not exceed 50 feet and the total cable length from antenna to tuner should not exceed 150 feet.

Mounting Options: There are three possible mounting options for the outdoor antenna:

  • Wall Mount: mount the antenna base directly on the side of your home or other building
  • Roof Mount: mount the antenna base on the roof of your home or other building
  • Mast Mount: mount the antenna on a mast or pole, such as an existing satellite TV dish mast, an existing TV antenna mast, or another pole not exceeding 2 inches in diameter

Adjusting and Aiming the Antenna: The pod portion of the antenna (where the SIRIUS log is printed) needs to be adjusted and aimed so that it is level and horizontal to the sky. Both the Pod and Arm are adjustable and lock into place with an adjustment screw that can be tightened or loosened.

Tools Required: A Phillips-type screw driver and a 3/8 inch wrench is needed for installation. Depending upon the type of installation, a power drill with a 3/32 inch drill bit may also be required.

Specifications

Antenna Specifications:

  • Electrical Specifications:
    • Frequency: 2320 to 2332.5 MHz
    • LNA Current Drain:160 mA, maximum
  • Mechanical Specifications:
    • Radome Diameter: 95mm
    • Arm Length: 8 inches
    • Material: AES
    • Antenna Connector: F-type, female
    • Weight: 1.75 lbs
    • Temperature Range: -40 degrees F to +185 degrees F

Dimensions

Antenna Dimensions:

  • With Arm and Pod Horizontal:
    • Length: 11.375" (overall)
    • Width: 3.375" (bracket)
    • Height: 4.625" (bracket)
    • Diameter: 3.75" (Pod)
  • With Arm Vertical and Pod Horizontal:
    • Height: 10.875" (overall)
    • Width: 3.375" (bracket)
    • Depth: 3.75"
    • Diameter: 3.75" (Pod)
 
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