Holy cow–it’s November already (where has the time gone?!)
Regardless, it’s time for our Tuesday Technical Tip from our Technical Support Department (say that 10 times fast!) Take a look at this month’s tip. It may just answer a question you have, or have had in the past. Got a technical question of your own? Want to see it featured on our blog? Feel free to email us at [email protected]
Q. I am thinking of buying an 803670 (AG Pro Quint), but may have difficulty getting 50 feet of antenna separation. I can get 40 feet of distance and 7 feet of vertical. Is that enough? I could put an external omni directional antenna 8-10 feet above the indoor antenna and just outside the wall, and put a cookie sheet (or something similar) over the internal ceiling-type antenna. Will that block the interference? Any other suggestions?
Also, I have 3/4 inch wood ceilings and 2 in thick rafters. Is there likely to be much difference whether I mount the internal antenna on the ceiling, or above it, between the rafters?
A. This is a great question. If you are unable to obtain a minimum 50 feet of separation between your interior and exterior antenna, using a shield on top of the interior antenna (like you have suggested with the cookie sheet) will help. Plus, if you happen to have a metal roof, separation will not be an issue.
When mounting the internal antenna in an attic, make sure to place the internal antenna underneath the insulation. Signal will not pass through the ¾ inch wood rafters very well.
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