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RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier

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15-369

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Product Summary

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Use this in-line signal amplifier to boost your cable, satellite or HDTV antenna signal. It provides up to 12dB gain to minimize signal loss caused by in-line devices or long cable runs of more than 100 feet.

  • Provides up to 12dB gain with a maximum 4dB noise figure from 50MHz to 900MHz
  • Ideal for boosting your signal when making long cable runs
  • RoHS and Prop 65 compliant
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What's in the box

  • Amplifier
  • Power injector
  • AC adapter
  • User's guide
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Date added Document
December 10, 2013 RadioShack In-Line Signal Amplifier (Guía Del Usuario)
December 10, 2013 RadioShack In-Line Signal Amplifier (User's Guide)

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RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier
 
3.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        Reviewed by 14 customers

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        4.0

        "good product if installed right"

        By dhan4201

        from dawson springs , ky

        About Me Hobbyist

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scanned In 73 Channels

          Comments about RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier:

          It's ran to a 26 dollar outdoor antenna about 35' in air. It was scanning in 5 channels before and the signal went in and out. After hooking this up i got 25 channels. Only problem is the coaxial going into tv or converter box is to small gauge coaxial and a little to short. I took a coupling and inside the middle took a bigger gauge coaxial and cut a 1/2 inch long or so piece of the solid wire heated it up while holding it with pliers and made a jumper wire. Took short premade coaxial about 6"long, put it between converter box and power injector using the made coupling. After that scanned in 43 channels in daytime, 72 channels is the most i scanned in at dark. Very good product if installed right.

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          5.0

          16 to 26 channels

          By Tim

          from VA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Improves Signal Strength

          Cons

          • Does Not Like Spliters

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier:

            Amplifier has to go after the spliter to the TV you are trying to improve the signal. The power injector plugs into the digital/analog coverter antenna side. Now my upstairs tv has more channels then the one down stairs. May have to buy a second one.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good buy

            By Timo

            from Racine, WI

            Pros

            • Yes It Does Work

            Cons

            • Directions Not To Good

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier:

              I have bought this item in 2008 when TV signal was changed by the government. Free TV isn't so free. Had to buy converter box, this amp, and antenna. With out this item the signal isn't good. Even if you buy a really good antenna. I had an older tube style TV worked great on. Now I have a flat screen, Now I don't need the converter box and the amp still works great.

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              4.0

              Doubled my signal strength

              By Sinatra Newman

              from Maryland

              Verified Reviewer

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                Cons

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                    Comments about RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier:

                    Used it to power my old omnidirectional Radioshack powered antennae. DOUBLED MY SIGNAL STRENGTH.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    caused all but one channel to drop out

                    By Thinker

                    from southern Maine

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Works For Some

                    Cons

                    • Appalling Instructions
                    • Causes Channels To Drop

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier:

                      We got a digital television just before the broadcasters' switch to digital transmission and were so pleased with the picture quality and the number of previously unknown channels we received. As soon as the switch took place, we lost all those new channels, and have been limping along ever since with a no-name amplifier (no DC bypass switch) installed at the television end, ABC & NBC coming in reasonably well, CBS & PBS pixellating and freezing regularly. I had hoped that by adding amplification at the antenna end, we might correct that. I first tried taking out the no-name amplifier and installing this unit. All but CBS dropped out. I tried putting the no-name amplifier back in (next to the TV, with the power injector next) - no change. The "DC Bypass Switch" on the amplifier in the attic was set to OFF both times. I've given up for now and gone back to only the no-name amplifier at the TV end.
                      Here's my point about the documentation: It tells you nothing about the conditions under which you're supposed to set the DC Bypass to On or Off. You're supposed to somehow understand what that switch does and where it needs to be for your installation by looking at the pictures. You're also supposed to know whether you have an amplified or not-amplified ("passive") antenna. I am guessing you could tell by whether the antenna itself has power run to it by something other than the RG6 coax cable, (ours doesn't) but I'm not sure. It doesn't tell you.
                      The instructions do at least seem to be the same on the inside and the outside.
                      I may try again another day with the DC Bypass switch in the other position - but then why did one channel still work with it off? Some people can obviously make this unit work, but I don't seem to be one of them. Suggestions welcome.
                      If you're going to try this, remember to buy a piece of RG6 coax to go between the amplifier and the antenna - if the antenna is in the attic, you want a short piece, and Radio Shack sells them in 1-foot lengths. Also, the "no power needed" comments only mean you don't have to have power up in the attic - you DO need to have an outlet available near the TV, to plug the AC adapter into for the power injector. I had to get a power strip since we already had an adapter for another device at that outlet.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      In Line Amp for TV from Radio Shack!

                      By KingCat

                      from Springfield, VA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • At Least 50 Mile Recept
                      • Brings In Digital Picture
                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier:

                          Allows us to see digital TV clearly without break-up. In Northern VA, now receiving more than 50 HD channels from as far away as Baltimore. Why pay for cable?

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Works perfect Wireless can't get better

                          By ChuckE

                          from Pittsburgh PA

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Wireless

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Out Door Booster Wireless

                            Comments about RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier:

                            I tried at least 20 different types of boosters and this is by far the best and easiest. Wireless no need to run power to this one. Put one at the antenna end and the other at your TV or splitter. Plug it in the same place you plug in your TV and that is it. If you are still having problems add the rotor to the antenna.

                            I get 33 over-the-air channels 9 television stations in the Pittsburgh area and I am 20 miles South. Sweet and HDTV is clearer then Comcast and Verizon.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Didn't do anything

                            By Unimpressed

                            from Merced,Ca

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                                  Comments about RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier:

                                  Installed per instructions, didn't improve my reception.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Does what it says

                                  By JR

                                  from Salem,OR

                                  Comments about RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier:

                                  We are about 50-60 miles from TV stations and needed a little extra boost to keep weak stations from going in and out. Not only did the booster accomplish this but also brought in a few more stations.

                                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Bad Experience

                                  By Pete

                                  from Cape Cod

                                  Comments about RadioShack® In-Line Signal Amplifier:

                                  I had only 7 stations. After installation, I had 0 stations. I think this system may not be compatible with Digital Converter boxes. It hooked up easily, but I suspect the output drive was too much for the converter box to handle. Also, the 4 dB noise figure is not much to shout about; doubles the noise out???? Other possibility is that large FM signal in my area may be swamping the amplifier's dynamic range.

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