Radio Shack Antenna Bow Tie Antenna

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  1. Kenny C

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    Does anyone have Radio Shack Bow Tie Antenna Part number is 15-623 ? How did you hook it into your TV. Has those 2 plugs and my Zenith SAT 520 takes a coax connection ?

    What do i need to do ? Is there any booster also to increase the range ?

    Thank you

    Kenny
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    You need a 300 ohm to 75 ohm transformer, try Radio Shack catalog number 15-1230, or 15-1140 (or something similar if you're at the store). You may have to solder the 2 U-shaped connectors together.

    The double bow-tie antenna is discontinued, but people have had some luck finding it at local stores, or on Ebay.

    Re: boosting an antenna's range, you'd have to look at amplified antennas (I don't know much about them), but I don't know how much more range you get from them either.
     
  3. Kenny C

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    Thanks Patrick for the reply back. I will make a stop over RS to pick up the transformer.
     

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