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Hardware required to install OTA on satellite hardware

My home has the following set up: Directv 3 LNB dish plus Directv international dish.I do not need them anymore.How do I use the existing hardware from these dishes to install an Outdoor antenna to get OTA signal into multiple rooms of the house just like the satellite signal was.From dish the cable goes into swm and then into a spliter.how to attach photos?

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Then, post the links here.

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The cables and dish are incorrect for OTA use.

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But in 2000 to about 2010 I did have DISH and added the Terk OTA antenna to it.

https://smile.amazon.com/Terk-Technology-TV-42-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B00005T3A8/ is discontinued and since you are dumping the dish is not applicable today.

So yank the dish and replace the cables with a new OTA HD Antenna then off to a splitter for more OTA.
But are you sure you can't use the usual 20 buck antenna indoors?
https://www.cnet.com/news/the-cord-cutters-guide-to-the-best-indoor-antennas/ covers this and the 10 buck antenna did very well.

But let's say you won't try that. I bought this big antenna and didn't install it outside because it worked find indoors: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024R4B5C/ today I'd try the number 1 seller at the list at:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/electronics/172665/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_electronics_1_5_last

There are a variety of amps and splitters there as well.

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