Onboard the boat we have a small issue with a weak TV signal, and this coupled with a 60′ long run of coax is an issue. Due to the loss in the coax, we’ve lost most of the already weak signal.
To try & solve this issue, I’m fitting a masthead amplifier unit.
These amplifiers are fed power down the same coax that’s carrying the RF signal, and a special power supply is supplied with the amplifier for this. However it’s only 240v AC, no 12v version available.
Here’s the power supply unit, which fits into the coax between the TV & the antenna.
Luckily the 240v supply is easily removable & here has been replaced with a 12v regulator.
There’s not very much inside the shielding can, just a few filter capacitors & an RF choke on the DC feed, to keep the RF out of the power supply system.
The original cable is used, so the supply doesn’t even look like it’s been modified from the outside.
More to come on this when I get the amplifier installed along with the new coax run 🙂