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SIRIUS Plus Satellite TV Signal Distribution Kit

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Our take on the SIRIUS Plus Satellite TV Signal Distribution Kit

by James Ralston

Conveniently route your SIRIUS Satellite Radio signal through your home's satellite TV cables with this signal distribution kit. Use the provided outdoor antenna to bring the SIRIUS signal into your home. An included combiner receives input from both your SIRIUS and satellite TV antennas, and sends them through a single coaxial cable. The kit's splitter separates the signals back out to route them to different devices.

Highlights:

  • SIRIUS Plus satellite TV and radio installation kit
  • compatible with Dish Network® or DIRECTV®
  • coaxial splitter
  • coaxial combiner
  • 2 adapter cables
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • Outdoor SIRIUS home antenna
  • Antenna mounting base
  • SR2261 Signal combiner
  • SR2251 Signal splitter
  • AC power adapter
  • 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" 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 Dish Network or DirecTV RG-6 cabling. A signal combiner and signal splitter are included. 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 splitter 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 signal combiner, and from the signal splitter to the SIRIUS tuner.

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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