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VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner

Model:

15-2586

 | Catalog #: 15-2586
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$12.99
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Product Summary

Its time to split.

Use this VHF/UHF gold-plated splitter-combiner to divide a signal to feed two devices, such as TV, VCR or PVR (personal video recorder). Or, combine signals for transmission on a single cable. Gold plating enhances performance by reducing signal loss and interference. RadioShack GOLD SERIES connectors are designed to enhance the performance of your audio and video components by reducing signal loss and interference. Low-capacitance connectors deliver the most dynamic, distortion-free signals your system can provide. Pure 24-karat gold plating is applied to all contacts using advanced plating technology. The gold plating reduces corrosion, substantially reduces signal loss and insures maximum performance.

  • Use to divide a signal to feed 2 devices, such as TV, VCR or PVR
  • Combines signals for transmission on a single cable
  • Gold plating enhances performance by reducing signal loss and interference
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RadioShackVHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner
 
3.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Professional quality (4)
  • Highly compatible (3)

Cons

  • Poor performance (4)

Best Uses

  • Complex projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

RETURNED

By The returner

from cincinnati, ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Poor Performance

Best Uses

    Comments about RadioShack VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner:

    Sorry, had to return. I lost too many tv stations.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Buy a good splitter instead

    By OTA TV GUY

    from Rittman Ohio

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Performance

      Best Uses

      • In Your Enemies Home

      Comments about RadioShack VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner:

      Used this to combine signals from a custom DB8 UHF antenna and a folded dipole VHF element, got better signal from a high quality splitter run "backward" this "combiner" appears to attenuate the signals as it brings them together.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Won't mix UHF and VHF on inputs

      By RealRadiosGlow

      from Hamilton, Ohio

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Lacks Functionality

      Best Uses

      • Home TV setup

      Comments about RadioShack VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner:

      This splitter works great if all your inputs are evenly split between VHF and UHF. I needed to replace it with the 2-way hybrid splitter 15-1234 when one of our local channels went to a digital signal in the VHF range. This splitter won't pass UHF signals on the VHF side, and vice versa, which 15-1234 does do.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (46 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent VHF/UHF Diplexer!

      By An Antennas Tech

      from St Louis, MO

      About Me Antenna Professional, Business Owner, Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Lousy technical details
      • Poorly Documented

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • For specific uses only

      Comments about RadioShack VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner:

      This device, 15-2586, as several other reviewers have stated, is for a VERY SPECIFIC PURPOSE. While it "looks" like a regular splitter, it is not and should not be used for that purpose. It is intended SOLELY to either separate or to combine (it is a reciprocal device) two ranges of channels: VHF (below 300 MHz and UHF (above 350 MHZ).

      A sample of this device was lab tested and found to have the following attributes:

      Rejection 54-300 MHz greater than 35 dB
      Rejection 470-1000 MHz greater than 32 db
      Insertion loss 54-220 MHz less than 0.5 dB
      Insertion loss 470-1000 less than 1.2 dB (average .75)

      This device will pass DC power on the UHF port.

      The most typical application for this device is to combine separate UHF and VHF antennas.

      It is NOT to be used for the following:

      Combining antenna and cable or satellite signals.
      Splitting antenna, cable, or satellite signals to multiple TV sets or receivers.

      In all, a technically good device. Unfortunately, the specifications and descriptions on this web site were written by someone without the technical expertise to explain this device. Hopefully, this will help!

      You will pay for the convenience of buying this in a store, but the device is good for its intended purpose.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not Realy Work!

      By olong

      from portland, oregon

      About Me Hobbyist

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner:

          I connect 2 TV Antennas to input ports and connect output to TV. Results: Got same TV channels with bad signals as it was before use this product.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          UHF antenna and VHF antenna combiner

          By wa2ise

          from NYC

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RadioShack VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner:

                "The only useful purpose I can find for this is to combine UHF and VHF antenna inputs into one coax, but not for combining cable and antenna."

                Yes, but that's exactly what I need here in the NYC area, to combine a VHF antenna (DTV channels 7, 11, 13) with a UHF antenna for the rest of the DTV signals here. An ordinary splitter causes teh antennas to interfere with each other, ruining reception on some channels.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worked fine for me.

                By Fiber tech

                from Cole Camp Mo.

                About Me Electronics specialist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects

                  Comments about RadioShack VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner:

                  Connected Dish DVRA-tv2 via coax cable to UHF on Combiner, connected Dish DVRB-tv2/RCA Video & Audio to Modulator (set to ch-3) via coax cable to VHF on combiner. Connected combiner to tv antenna input. Now I watch DVRA on channel 60 and DVRB on channel 3.End of problem. A separate Dish remote is required for each DVR unit.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Need Information

                  By Old Bob

                  from Vancouver, WA

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner:

                      I have used this product as a splitter and it works very well. Now I need a combiner, and I would like to know the isolation between the two inputs when this device is used as a combiner.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Digital switch Great

                      By J M g sTx

                      from Grand Saline, Texas

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lots Of Features
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Home Movies

                        Comments about RadioShack VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner:

                        Use for 2-Antennas, Digital vhf ,Roof top.
                        R.s.antennas.One pointed to Dallas. One
                        Pointed to Tyler.No rotater Needed now.
                        80 mile range,With R.S.Digital booster.
                        Very Good Radio Shack..J.M.Grand Saline Tx.
                        9-28-08

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Use for Old Players and TVs

                        By LDSSPARKY

                        from Orem, UT

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • For star coax system
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • Tested only on VHFUHF

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Coax Systems

                        Comments about RadioShack VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner:

                        We had a problem with our home coax system and the introduction of HDTV. The HDTV uses HDMI for the signal from the VCR/DVD player. The HDTV has a coax connection for over the air signals. To use the VCR with other TVs, all analog, we used the VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner behind the TV and VCR/DVD player to combine the antenna signal with the VCR/DVD output signal. Then, the analog TVs in the rest of the house could be used to view movies played from the VCR/DVD player, and still use the antenna for UHF signals. A second VHF/UHF Gold-Plated Splitter-Combiner for connecting the UHF antenna to the system in a remote location. It seriously limited the UHF on the VHF line. A splitter worked well in that location, and the signal from the VCR/DVD player on Channel 3, still made it through the splitter to other TVs.

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