reception elements in coils instead of stretching them out allowing the antenna
to be much more compact.
Patented Dual-Mode Amplifier:
unit's ultra-low noise amplifier design lets you select high-gain mode (10 dB
gain) for best reception of weak signals or to by-pass amplification for best
reception of strong signals.
Ultra-durable weatherproof housing:
the unit to be mounted indoors or outdoors.
54 - 806
MHz allows this unit to be used to receive HDTV and UHF/VHF signals.
Range: As with all antennas, actual usable range
will vary greatly depending on location, where the antenna is
mounted, etc. A program is available on Terk's website (Terk.com) which can help
you select TV antennas suitable for a United States address.
Construction: The antenna is made with a
it resistant to weathering.
Mounting: For optimum performance it should be mounted
horizontally with the front facing the general direction of the broadcast signals, and as
high as possible. It should not be installed on a metal surface since that will degrade
Mounting hardware supplied: The
supplied hardware allows this unit to be wall mounted using the supplied wall
mount brackets, mounted on a window ledge using the supplied window brackets and
flat coaxial cable, or mounted on a 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" mast (a mast is
not supplied) using the supplied mast bracket and mask bracket cover. Although
this unit can be used with DBS systems note that two diplexers (not included)
will be required.
- Antenna: Attach coax cable from the antenna to the
coax jack marked (to antenna) at the end of the AC adapter cord.
- TV: Attach coax cable marked "to TV"
at the end of the AC adapter cord to TV. Note: If TV does not
have a 75 Ohm Coax input , a 75 to 300 ohm adapter (not included) will be needed.
- Connecting when using a DBS system: When used with a
DBS system you do not use
the included AC adapter since the DC voltage needed by the TV55 will be provided by the
system's receiver. You will, however, need two diplexers which are not
supplied with this unit.
- Operating Bandwidth: VHF: 54MHz to
- Amplifier Gain: +10dB (can be turned
off/on with a switch located on the AC adapter)
- Output Impedance: 75 ohms
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