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Old 05-03-2016, 10:09 AM   #11
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That Channel Master's Amazon listing doesn't say it won't work for FM radio, but at least it clearly says HDTV (which is just "TV", as far as an antenna is concerned). Channel Master's own page for the CM-3000HD (same antenna?) refers only to TV.
The Channel Master 3000A, the one I have at home, has been discontinued. From its manual:

SPECIFICATIONS
Bandpass: 54-806 MHz
FM trap (fixed): Attenuates 88-108 MHz
Amplifier gain: 20 dB
Impedance: 75 Ohm unbalanced
Power required: 117 VAC 60 Hz, 4 watts
Weatherproof housing: UV protected copolymer
Mounting type: Round mast up to 1⁄₂ O.D.

I wanted to buy a second one for my trailer but I ended up buying a Hulu amplified antenna instead. In retrospect it was probably a bad idea buying a home antenna for the trailer-- I think the Hulu has quit on me, probably due to the vibrations it encountered from travel.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:46 PM   #12
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The 1byone vender replied to me and sent along the attached pdf. It shows 2 cables coming from the antenna, one for radio and one for TV.
Nice - they built in a splitter for you! They also used a different connector on the radio output, assuming you would want it rather than an F-connector.

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They also include connectors and plates that allow a cable TV connection. With the external cable connection ETI offers, to my inexpert eyes, this appears to be an ideal solution to radio/over the air TV/cable TV connections for an Escape.
They also threw in a Cable/Antenna switch
They also show a satellite dish, presumably just so you can have a connector for the cable to a dish in the same box and faceplate as the antenna and cable connections.

This does look like it has everything you need.
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Old 05-03-2016, 04:46 PM   #13
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Someone commented on Amazon that this switch will work "backwards" - in other words it will act as a splitter of sorts, but without the associated losses:

Steren 200-315 Push Button A/B Switch (200-315) from Solid Signal
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:25 PM   #14
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Someone commented on Amazon that this switch will work "backwards" - in other words it will act as a splitter of sorts, but without the associated losses:

Steren 200-315 Push Button A/B Switch (200-315) from Solid Signal
Good find of an inexpensive switch. Yes, because it is just a mechanical switch it doesn't matter whether you are sending one input to a choice of two outputs, or selecting between two inputs to a single output.

It's a switch, not a splitter, so you don't get signal to both TV and radio at the same time, but I agree there's essentially no signal loss.

Just for Donna, the button as labelled "A" and "B" and described as an "A/B Switch"... although the device is labelled as an "Antenna/Cable Switch".

It isn't needed with the 1byone, because that antenna comes with both an internal splitter and an external switch, but would work fine for antennas that don't come with these features.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:12 AM   #15
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In case anyone else is interested, I received this reply "1byone will sell items on Amazon Canada on May 20, you can buy this item at that time." I'm currently planning on buying one then and having it shipped directly to ETI.
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Currently the vendor only sells thru Amazon US, but I asked if they could make it available thru Amazon Canada so that I could have it shipped directly to ETI.
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In case anyone else is interested, I received this reply "1byone will sell items on Amazon Canada on May 20, you can buy this item at that time." I'm currently planning on buying one then and having it shipped directly to ETI.
Well done I'm impressed!
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