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Old 12-29-2010, 06:00 AM   #11
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Here is the Manual for the wall plate amp (again).
Thanks Lou,
But no schematic in the manual. Doesn't really matter what makes it work I guess, but know I'm curious!
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:16 AM   #12
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:44 PM   #13
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hi kbrown 1075 thanks for the help my antenna is 10 years old its oe to my 2000 sunline camper . i have a digital TVconverter box and the comes and go's the tv works fine and clear but it loses signal alot i do have a built in amp on the wall plug and it helps with it on and i have a clear tv when its hook to cable but alot of parks dont have . i thought sence my stock roof antenna was so old i might be able toget a newer amped digital outside one and plug it in to my cable inlet i normally turn my wall amp off when i hook up cable
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:46 PM   #14
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Curtis,

You will not need a new antenna; just the converter box.
Always use the amp when using the roof antenna.
Turning it off disconnects your roof antenna.
Nearly all new digital channels are on the UHF band. The antenna head on your camper has "wings" to receive VHF (making VHF reception directional) and an OMNI UHF (equal - but poor - signal all around for UHF).

Winegard - HDTV/DTV Reception Basics

Adding a winegard "Wingman" can help you by boosting the UHF signal with vanes that "warp" the incoming UHF digital signals onto the existing UHF antenna head. This will make the UHF antenna ALSO directional. You must then point the antenna head AT the transmitter of the station you want to watch.

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You can get the compass heading to the stations in your camping area using this web site IN THE US. I don't know if there is a similar one in Canada. www.antennaweb.org
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:37 PM   #15
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a combiner or splitter is only the termonology. i use splitters to combine antenna feeds.
i can see why they would switch the input from outside cable to roof ant because of the close proximity in a campground. when they installed the dish system in my home, they fed back into the cable to get it to another room. i questioned it but was told that the signal wasn't strong enough to make it to the main cable. he apparently was correct because i could barely get a signal on another tv farther down the line. (we ran both cable and dish for abt a yr).
either way, u can feed an external antenna into the cable connection. just leave the amplifier off.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:40 AM   #16
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either way, u can feed an external antenna into the cable connection. just leave the amplifier off.
Not sure about the rest, but this part is certainly true.
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