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Old 08-29-2017, 8:11 AM
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Cool combination antenna mast

Can I use the same mast for CB and TV antenna ? If so what must the separation be ?
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Old 08-29-2017, 9:26 AM
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You can probably get away without a problem as long as the CB antenna is mounted at the top, and the TV antenna somewhere below it. I would use decent coax (for the CB) to try and reduce interference to the TV, and possibly put a choke balun below the CB antenna to keep RF off the feedline. Google "choke balun" if you aren't familiar.
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Thanks !
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You should be OK as long as you're running a barefoot CB Transceiver. If you start running power you stand a chance of blowing the TV's receiver input which would be permanent damage.
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You may want to put a high pass filter on the TV's coax line and a low pass filter on the CB coax. Together they should keep your stuff safer. I'll second the suggestion to put the CB antenna on top. The choke balun is a good idea also.
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Thanks for your info and advice.

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No worries. Enjoy the hobby.
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