Outdoor PoE Tuner

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pixelstuff
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Outdoor PoE Tuner

Post by pixelstuff »

Can you guys create an outdoor (weather proof) PoE powered tuner that can be mounted directly on the antenna mast? Possibly with it's own variable booster that can be turned on if needed.

It seems like this would improve reception capabilities, especially for locations where the antenna is 100 feet or so from the network enclosure.

Cabal
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Re: Outdoor PoE Tuner

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There are plenty of weather-resistant pre-amps that fit this purpose already, would one of those work for you?

pixelstuff
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Re: Outdoor PoE Tuner

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Cabal wrote: Sat Jan 13, 2024 7:27 pm There are plenty of weather-resistant pre-amps that fit this purpose already, would one of those work for you?
It would work if we had Coax running the whole way. Instead we have Ethernet for IP cameras that could be repurposed for the antenna, if such a device existed.

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Re: Outdoor PoE Tuner

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You could always use an outdoor enclosure and couple it with a POE splitter.

SD's tuners are already so sensitive to power issues, why would you want them to further complicate matters by adding additional power problems to the mix. The solution already exists, it just requires 2 extra pieces of equipment (or 3, if you want to be safe and add an Ethernet surge protector).

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Re: Outdoor PoE Tuner

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Outdoor operation requires special components that can operate in extreme temperature ranges, plus it has to be able to stand up to humidity and deal with condensation, all of which would add significantly to the cost. There just isn't enough of a market to make it a viable product, especially when using a preamp is a perfectly viable option for 99% of outdoor antenna users who have to deal with long cable runs.

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