MCM Electronics

Mast Mount 3x1 Antenna Combiner By Antiference Limited (UCF3000) MCM Part #33-12315

4 stars 1 review
$12.49 

Mast Mount 3-Way Splitter/Combiner
Highly efficient splitter/combiner can be used to split a signal from a single antenna to three televisions, or combine the signal from three antennas to a single feedline. Fully weatherproof housing provides protection to the device and cable terminations. Device is DC power passive to one port, allowing use with masthead amplifiers.

Specifications Top

    Additional Details
  • All input and output connections are "F" type female
  • Includes hardware to attach to standard mast pipes
  • Fully shielded box meets all FCC requirements
  • Bandwidth: 45 ~ 860MHz
  • Insertion loss: 6.0dB per port
  • DC pass: 12VDC, 100mA max

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:33-12315
Antiference Limited Part #:UCF3000
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.05 lbs.
Hazardous:No
Warranty:90 days
Need to Return?
Length:5.39 in.
Width:3.66 in.
Height:2.95 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by drapetomania

    on 9/9/2016

    Works as well as what I had

    Overall: 4 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    The bland title is actually a complement since it replaced a cascade of high quality Blonder-Tongue splitters that combined three antennas.

    This combiner has a few features not immediately obvious in the MCM description.

    The coolest feature is that it comes with a sort of "F" connector wrench. Just snap it off the side of the housing and there is no problem tightening or loosening any of the closely spaced "F" connectors. But that's not all, the wrench will fit inside the housing so it's handy the next time you're balanced on a ladder trying to change a cable.

    The jury is still out on using a Panduit strip (one of those nylon strips that you can pull into a loop but not release) to fasten the combiner on the mast. On one hand you don't get the corrosion and the joy of trying to tighten or loosen a balky "U" bolt. On the other hand it seems awfully flimsy to support four quad shielded RG-6 cables.

    I reacted poorly to all the plastic and particularly the snap-on cover. The mast is pretty exposed and that cover doesn't seem solidly snapped on. A couple of wraps of electricians tape is something of a stop gap -- perhaps a bit of wire or a Panduit tie would have been a better idea.

    There is one hidden gotcha if you are using bulky quad shielded cable and weatherproof connectors. The rubber boots (you didn't forget to put them on before terminating the cable, did you?) really don't slide easily over the bulky cables and fittings. They can be a bear to put on even before the Combiner is tentatively lashed onto the mast. Given the way pliable materials like rubber and vinyl tend to "vulcanize" onto whatever they're in contact with there's little hope of removing the boot intact after a few weeks in the summer sun on a mast.

    So mechanically this gadget gets an non-committal "Ech". The performance (CH2 through ~CH60), however, seems on par with the big name electronics. And the clever "F" connector wrench gets a round of applause.

    Aza D. Oberman

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