Connection of Terk TV55 Indoor/Outdoor Amplified Antenna
Important: Before connecting your antenna, make sure to read the Safety Precautions and then follow the instructions to Mount your Antenna correctly.
Connecting your Antenna:
- Run the RG6 coaxial cable from the antenna towards your television set and connect the RG6 coaxial cable to the supplied Power Injector on the terminal labeled "TO ANTENNA".
- Connect the "TO TV" lead on the power injector to the "ANT IN" on your TV.
- Plug the Power Adapter from the Power Injector into a standard AC outlet. Switch the Power Injector "ON" for amplification.
See Fig 14.
Splitting the Signal to Multiple TV's:
- Follow the diagram to use the antenna with more than one TV. A splitter will be required (sold separately).
Note: The Power Injector Must be installed between the antenna and the splitter. Failure to do so could cause a short circuit. The Power Injector should always be located indoors.
Under a Window:
- Connect one end of the supplied RG6 coaxial cable to the "F" connector output on the end of the antenna. Connect the other end to the 9 3/4" while flat cable.
Note: If the supplied RG6 Coaxial Cable is not long enough, you can purchase additional lengths of RG6 Coaxial Cable from the retailer you purchased the antenna from.
- Run the white flat cable through an open window. Make sure that it runs under the window to ensure proper window closure.
See Fig 15.
- Run a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the inside end of the 9 3/4" white flat cable towards your television set and connect the coaxial cable to the supplied Power Injector on the terminal labeled "TO ANTENNA".
Through a Wall:
If you do not use the supplied 9 3/4" white flat cable to run your coaxial cable through a window and instead choose to drill through an external wall, be careful to avoid contact with any power lines, telephone lines, cable TV lines or plumbing.
- Connect one end of the supplied RG6 coaxial cable to the "F" connector output on the end of the antenna.
Note: If the supplied RG6 Coaxial Cable is not long enough you can purchase additional lengths of RG6 Coaxial Cable from the retailer you purchased the antenna from.
- Drill a hole in an exterior wall matching the diameter of the RG6 coaxial cable.
- Run the RG6 Coaxial Cable through the hole into the home.
Note: Please see "Water Damage Prevention" below for proper sealing of the hole.
Water Damage Prevention:
- At the point where your coaxial cable lead enters the house, you should allow for some slack in the coaxial cable as a "drip loop". This will prevent moisture from running down the coaxial cable and entering the house.
- Run the coaxial cable approximately six inches below the wall entry point and then turn it upwards towards this spot. See Fig 16. Any moisture that accumulates on the coaxial cable will drip off in the bend instead of running into the house.
- You should seal the point where the cable enters your home with a rubber weather insulator or silicone caulking (not included). An "F" connector wall plate can be used inside the home to cove the inside portion of the hole. You can typically find an "F" connector wall plate at any local Electronics or Hardware store.
For Use with a Satellite Dish:
If you have a satellite dish it is possible to install the antenna using the same wiring as the satellite dish. To do this you will need to purchase a set of diplexers (Terk model BDS-P1). The instructions listed below are for a basic satellite system.
Note: The Power Injector should not be installed when using a Satellite System with the Antenna.
- Disconnect the coaxial cable from your satellite dish's LNB.
- Reconnect this coaxial cable to the outdoor diplexer on the terminal labeled "SAT/ANT".
- Connect the RG6 coaxial cable downlead from the antenna's "F" - connector to an Outdoor diplexer - port (not included) labeled "ANT". Connect the remaining coaxial cable from the LNB to the diplexer-port labeled "SAT", (the ports on all of the diplexers are "F"-connectors).
- Disconnect the coaxial cable from your Satellite Receivers "SAT-IN" Terminal and reconnect it to an Indoor Diplexer (not included) "TV/SAT".
- Connect an RG6 coaxial cable from the Indoor diplexer-port labeled "SAT" to the "F"-connector port on the back of the satellite receiver labeled "SAT-IN". Connect an RG6 coaxial cable from the Indoor diplexer-port labeled "TV" to the "F"-connector port on the back of the satellite receiver labeled "ANT IN".
- Connect an RG6 coaxial cable from the satellite receiver port labeled OUT-TO-TV to the "F"-connector port at the back of the "TV" labeled "ANT-IN".