How to Install an Antenna for 2 Televisions

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How to Install an Antenna for 2 Televisions
Coaxial cable end with threaded coupler for securing the connection. (coaxial cable connection image by Michael Shake from

Sending an antenna signal to two televisions requires an electronic device known as a coaxial cable splitter, which is available at electronics and hardware stores. A single coaxial cable carries the signal from the antenna to the splitter, which divides the signal onto cables connected at the other end to two television sets. The cables are equipped with rotating metal couplers for quick, secure connections.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 3 coaxial cables
  • Cable signal splitter

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  1. 1

    Unplug the televisions from the electrical sockets.

  2. 2

    Attach a coaxial cable to the RF IN jack on the back of each television, rotating the ring on the end of the cable clockwise to lock onto the jack.

  3. 3

    Connect the other end of each cable to the outputs on the splitter, which will have two outputs on one side and a single input on the other.

  4. 4

    Hook up the remaining coaxial cable from the output on the base of the antenna to the ANT IN jack on the splitter.

  5. 5

    Reconnect the power cords for the television sets.

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