How to Split HDTV Antenna Signals

by Jack Gorman
coaxial cable connection image by Michael Shake from

So you're one of the hundreds of thousands of people who are planning to go off the cable/satellite television grid. Cable and satellite rates are expensive for those just looking to get a decent HDTV signal for a few channels. However since the digital transition, all television over-the-air broadcasts are now in digital and many of them HD. If you've gone as far as putting an antenna on the roof, you may want to split that signal to run to multiple rooms.

Step 1

Connect the antenna coaxial cable to the coaxial input on the splitter; the port should be labeled. Insert the pin from the wire into the pin hole in the center of the port. Then twist the end to screw it in place.

Step 2

Connect your coaxial cable to each of the output ports on the splitter. Again, these should be labeled.

Connect each of the wires to each of your televisions.


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About the Author

Jack Gorman has been involved in many different areas in his professional career. He resides in the Washington DC area, though he consults with organizations nationwide. His specialties include film and video production, sports management, writing, graphic web design, marketing, communications, operations, human resources and photography.

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