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CATV Drop / Antenna Signal Amplifier - Bidirectional 54Mhz ~ 1GHzMCM Part #: 30-2400  |  Holland Electronics Part #: HCDA-1FRA-AG

CATV Drop / Antenna Signal Amplifier - Bidirectional 54Mhz ~ 1GHz 4.5 stars from 4 reviews.
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Bi-Directional Cable Drop Amplifier

Take advantage of our limited opportunity on this high performance signal amplifier from Holland Electronics. Designed for use as a drop amplifier on a distributed cable system, it is suitable for any television application including indoor or outdoor antennas. Its die cast housing is hermetically sealed and completely suitable for outdoor use. Return path amplification is provided, making this suitable for broadband, digital cable and similar environments.

Note: Limited Quantities

Product Description

Included AC adaptor can be connected directly to the unit, or remotely powered over the coax cable with the optional power inserter. And because this unit is DC power passive, a single supply is able to power more than one amplifier placed in series on the same coax line. Perfect for compensating for long cable runs.

  • Adjustable gain in both directions
  • Surge protected
  • Integral ground lug
  • Maximum input: 45dBmV
  • Dimensions: 1” (H) x 4.5” (W) x 2.5” (D)
    Forward Path
  • Bandwidth: 54 ~ 1,000MHz
  • Adjustable gain: -5 ~ +15dB
  • Max output: 25dBmV
    Return Path
  • Bandwidth: 5 ~ 42MHz
  • Adjustable gain: -8dB ~ 10dB
    Optional Accessories
  • Remote Power Inserter - Item #30-2405 for remotely powering over coax
  • DC Block - Item #30-2406 for placing at RF input when remotely powered

Product Reviews

  • "This is a very nice amp but read the manufacturers specs first!" by wingbike on 3/26/2014
    Overall: 5 out of 5

    I suggest downloading the manufacturers spec sheet for this device (hcda-1fra-AG). The max input is +7dBmV (not +45dBmV) and max output is +25dBmV. The maximum return path input is indeed +45dB resulting in a max return output of +55dBmV. Just search the web and you will find the Manufactures PDF file for the specifications. If your input is higher than +7dBmV it will eventually cause you problems, clipping the output due to the amplifier being in saturation etc. The visual indications on your TV will be intermittent picture glitches/freezing of the picture for fractions of a second. Just add an attenuator or a splitter to the input of the amp if the signal is too high. Reading your modems input/output power levels will help if you don't have a cable meter handy setting up the amplifiers Forward/Reverse gains.

  • "CATV Drop Antenna Signal amp" by wa7mxz on 5/30/2013
    Overall: 3 out of 5

    Worked well right out of the box.

  • "great amplifier" by arlyons on 9/22/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5

    excellent performace, great discounted price

  • "Excellent!" by SUNSETISLAND on 6/2/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Top 25 Contributor

    Absolutely flawless product. A real life-saver/problem-solver in a distributed cable system, and built like a tank. In my case, by cranking the fwd gain and reducing the return gain, I was able to get great digital/HD signal to receivers/boxes at the end of a LONG run, while at the same time eliminating the return-path interference that was causing all the bi-directional digital products (internet/on-demand/phone) to quit functioning.

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:1.48 lbs.
RoHS Comp:Yes
Warranty:90 days
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Length:8.75 in.
Width:5 in.
Height:2.25 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages

MCM Cat 57, Page 235

MCM Cat 56, Page 099

PDF Reference

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Mfr. Info

Mfr. Name:Holland Electronics
Mfr. Part Number:HCDA-1FRA-AG