From the Manufacturer
Winegard HDTV Antenna Preamplifiers are engineered to the highest specifications ensuring consistent signal amplification performance. The Winegard AP-8700 preamplifier is specifically designed to amplify DTV signals at the antenna 17 dB on VHF frequencies, and 19 dB on UHF frequencies, boosting the digital signal to overcome any cable or splitter loss in your TV antenna system and minimize dropouts.
In a low signal area, a setup with long cable runs, or a multiple TV system, the AP-8700 preamp may be the solution you need for a perfect digital picture. Winegard AP series preamps are constructed of tough, high-impact ABS material and the zinc plated steel hardware ensure electronic parts are safe from the elements. They feature a selectable and tunable FM trap to reduce strong local FM stations from interfering with your perfect digital picture. They also employ specialized circuitry featuring an ultra-fast recovery diode. A power supply and mounting hardware are included.
Minimize HDTV Signal Dropouts
The Winegard series of pre-amplifiers feature a 75-Ohm input with flexible polyethylene boot covers for convenience and easier installation. The universal housing can be used with any off-air TV antenna. Made of high-impact ABS material, the Winegard pre-amplifier can be mast mounted for easy installation. The AP8700 comes with zinc-plated steel hardware, and all mounting hardware is included.
A selectable FM trap reduces FM signals (88-108 MHz) by -15 dB to prevent overload. A tunable FM trap reduces a 3 MHz band width by -12 dB. Both are adjustable and switchable without opening the housing.
Transistor burn-out is virtually eliminated with specialized circuitry featuring a fast recovery diode that protects against lightning-caused pulses. The pre-amplifier has an operating temperature range of -40 to +140 degrees F, and a 117 VAC, UL, and CSA-approved power supply is included. (Does not include F-connectors.)
Note: Preamplifiers and/or amplifiers only amplify the signal your antenna receives. They cannot extend the receiving range of an antenna or help pull in signal. Also, do not use the higher gain models within 35 miles of your transmitters.
What's in the Box?
Winegard AP-8700 Pre-Amplifier, PS-1403 power supply, power injector, 6-foot coax cable, mounting hardware, instructions.