What Does an Attenuator Do, Exactly?
We'll help you determine if you need this 0-20dB TV antenna attenuator by Antennas Direct. If you live close to your broadcast towers, you might have multi-path interference. Interference happens when signals are so strong that they bounce off nearby buildings. This interference can cause a complete loss of signal reception. An attenuator allows you to adjust the signal power, which can reduce interference. Be sure to install this device in an accessible location, and you'll be on your way to HDTV.
Key Features of the 0-20dB Attenuator from Antennas Direct
- Allows you to reduce received signal strength by between 0-20dB
- Cut the cord regardless of how far you are from a broadcast tower without pesky interference
- Can solve over-modulation by lowering received signal strength
- Create an adjustable TV amplifier by adding this attenuator
- Designed using the more resistant 75-Ohm F-connectors
- Works with all antennas but is most effective on indoor models
What Else Can You Do With an Attenuator?
Some customers even use the attenuator on setups with more than one antenna. Multiple antennas can cause multi-path interference themselves. That means that customers who don't live as close to their tower can still get results from this device. This device can also turn an antenna amplifier into an adjustable amp. If you're not sure about what you need to get the best signal, get technical advice from the team here at Solid Signal. Fill out our antenna help request form and someone will be in touch with you right away.
Installation & Use Tips from Antennas Direct:
- Turning the knob clockwise, entirely, sets the device for minimum attenuation (0dB) and maximum signal
- Reduce signal power by adjusting the knob counterclockwise
- Each rotation is equal to approximately 4-6 dB of signal attenuation (reduction)
- Do not turn the knob past the stop - Trying to force the knob further will damage the device
- Mount the unit on any hard surface with the included screw