- Brand Name: Winegard
- Model Number: ANWI8700
- Width: 4.70 inches
- Item Display Weight: 0.00 pounds
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: NINETY DAYS LIMITED
Winegard ANWI8700 Winegard AP Signal Amplifier (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- High performance, low noise TV antenna preamplifier
- 17 dB VHF, 19 dB UHF
- Amplifies digital signal
- Built in FM Trap to prevent overload from strong local FM stations
- Power supply and power injector included
- Provides gain of 17 dB VHF, 19 dB UHF
- Amplifies digital signal for HDTV broadcasts
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
The TV signal from your TV antenna becomes weaker as it travels through the coax cable to your TV.The farther it must travel the weaker it becomes. Signal splitters also weaken the signal. The more times the signal is divided the weaker it becomes. The splitter itself creates the signal loss, it doesn't matter if the TV's are on or off or even if all of the connections on the splitter are used the loss still occurs, it's called insertion loss. The line loss that occurs getting the signal from the TV antenna to the TV or TV's can be overcome by installing a preamplifier near the TV antenna amplifying the signal before the signal loss occurs.
The degree a signal amplifier increases the signal strength is measured in decibels (dB). The higher the amplifiers dB rating is the greater the strength of the signal is increased. "Wait a minute, I know what your thinking "I'll just get the biggest high output amplifier I can get and that will solve all my problems. I have one word for you, OVERLOAD. When too much signal is present overload can and does happen. Signal overload can occur in the amplifier, the TV tuner or both. Use the guidelines below, to select the proper amplifier for your system.
Selecting the correct TV antenna amplifier is a simple mathematical process.
Add-up the total amount of signal decibel loss that will occur as the signal travels from the TV antenna to the TV with the longest cable run. Add the signal loss from the cable length and any splitters between the antenna and the TV. Choose the amplifier with the dB gain rating that is from 5 to 10dB greater then the total loss. EXAMPLE: 100 feet of coax cable and a 2 way splitter have a signal dB loss of 8.7 dB.Read more ›
Something of interest/relevance. This pre-amplifier requires power. I almost didn't get it because I didn't want the hassle of getting power to the attic. But never having messed with it before, I didn't realize that you plug in the power to this device wherever is convenient and with the supplied adaptor, it sends power to the pre-amplifier and the antenna signal over the same wire. So it was a mute concern.
WARNING WARNING WARNING - The bracket for this pre-amp is made of plastic and can easily be over tightend and snap off!
Boston to Shirley 40 miles, highly wooded, antenna sits on top of a second floor chimney, cable run from chimney to pre-amp 3', cable run from pre-amp to Samsung digital converter box approximately 40'.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great solution if you want to send signal through existing cable wiring in household.Published 9 days ago by Simon Sez
i cut the cable and installed an outdoor antenna. With this signal amplifier i was able to push the signal throughout the entire house connecting 4 tvs.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Works as advertized. Used in conjunction with a high gain bowtie antenna and I can pick up 21 stations from almost 80 miles away.Published 7 months ago by Jon M Sonntag
This signal amplifier works in tandem with the antenna evaluated below. As such, it takes the signals as the antenna sends and it creates lots of fragmented scenes when wind or... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rolando V. Arango
It didn't really boost my signal at all. I saw no difference in the quality of my picture or signal.Published 8 months ago by rockrancher
The Winegard is a fine quality amplifier that pulls in the signal from over 50 miles away with the antenna in the attic. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Pegasus