Technician recommended replacement option would be the AP8700
Features 75 input for convenience and easier installation. Universal housing can be used with any off-air TV antenna. Made of high impact ABS material, mast mounted for easy installation. Flexible polyethylene boot covers on 75 ohm. Zinc-plated steel hardware; all mounting hardware included.
Selectable FM trap reduces FM signals (88-108 MHz) -15 dB to prevent overload, tunable FM trap reduces a 3 MHz band width by -12 dB. Both adjustable — switchable without opening the housing.
Transistor burn-out virtually eliminated with specialized circuitry featuring fast recovery diode that protects against lightning-caused pulses. Operating temperatures -40° to +140° F. 117 VAC UL and CSA approved power supply is included. (Does not include F-connectors.)
U.S. Patent No. D335,887, D358,365, 5,515,240 (Power supply housing design)
A preamplifier is used to overcome any losses in coax cable from the antenna to your TV. Preamplifiers cannot pull in signal or extend the reception range of an antenna.
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Recent Review: Antenna Rabbit - Lancaster, ster PA - 3/28/2013 Solid on targeted custom installation
Solid on targeted custom installation Antenna Rabbit - Lancaster, ster PA - 3/28/2013 We use a Winegard HD-9095 or HD-9032 for UHF and a YA-1713 for VHF. It works perfectly to couple the two antennas onto one VHF/UHF cable with minimal loss. The UHF antenna is on a rotator and gets weakest (purple/pink)stations while the VHF is fixed on the distant weak station and getstwo local stations also. The tunable FM trap targets strong local FM which will kill your VHF but appears on t
huge improvement bt - lakes region, kes region n - 7/24/2012 Im using this in combination with two large Yagis: 91XG-TDS (UHF) and Y10-7-13 (VHF-HI).The antennas are both mounted in my attic with about 75 ft of cable to the TV.I was previously using a uhf-vhf splitter with a cheap distribution amp.With the old set up I would get 2-5 channels depending on weather but was happy given the distance.Im now able to receive 8 UHF channels from approxi
Great for separate antennas! Antenna Rabbit - Lancaster, ster PA - 7/8/2011 Most areas have VHF and UHF channels and where signals are over 40 miles away separate antennas work best. Strong local FM statione WILL interfere with VHF and the 2870s tunable trap solves this issue. I aimed the VHF YA-1713 antenna and got 100% signal on WHYY-12 along with two other much stronger VHF channels from a different direction. The UHF antenna is a HD-9032 and gets local UHF plus ALL
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