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Old 07-04-2019, 04:14 PM   #1
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23mk cable wonít work

I have a 2018 23mk grey wolf that I cannot get the cable to work Iím lost and no clue where to even look to fix issue
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:25 AM   #2
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Does the TV work with the OTA antenna? Make sure the antenna amplifier is off. When on, there is usually a small LED on the outlet that lights up.

Using a cable that you know is good, try connecting the TV directly to the park cable connection. Inspect both ends of the cable you are using to connect to the cable box to make sure that the center wire is not bent or broken. It should extend a little past the outside of the connector. Do the same with the cable connecting the TV to the wall outlet. Inspect the connection on the park cable box for corrosion and damage to the center that might result in a poor connection. Check the to make sure that the cable to the wall receptacle is properly connected. It may not be easy to get off, but if you can check the connection of the cable to the trailer input connection.

If the trailer has inputs for both satellite and cable, make sure you are connecting to the right ones both inside and out. Try switching the outside connection to see if they are mislabeled.

The cable used in our Hemisphere had a larger than usual center wire. It took some doing to get it to go into the center hole of the wall plate connector to make good contact.

Hope these suggestions help.
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I finally got it to work all though very snowy still it at least is coming in. Not sure if the connection is bad or the wire is really big like you were saying but at least I have something now. Thank you for your reply.
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I finally got it to work all though very snowy still it at least is coming in. Not sure if the connection is bad or the wire is really big like you were saying but at least I have something now. Thank you for your reply.
Double check that you turned OFF the antenna booster/amplifier/whatever it's called.
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I finally got it to work all though very snowy still it at least is coming in. Not sure if the connection is bad or the wire is really big like you were saying but at least I have something now. Thank you for your reply.
I had this same result (snowy picture) the one time I tried to use cable in an RV park. Are you in a park or hooked up to cable at home -- you're confident the cable signal itself is OK?
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...I had this same result (snowy picture) the one time I tried to use cable in an RV park...
RV Park cable connections take a beating just like the electrical connections. I carry a couple of the threaded connectors and have improved the cable signal by using them in place of the park connector. Also depending on how the park is wired, the age of the wires/connectors and how many times the signal is split; the signal can be weak at the far end of the system. When we had cable at a house, as the cable aged, the signal would degrade every time it rained.
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RV Park cable connections take a beating just like the electrical connections. I carry a couple of the threaded connectors and have improved the cable signal by using them in place of the park connector. Also depending on how the park is wired, the age of the wires/connectors and how many times the signal is split; the signal can be weak at the far end of the system. When we had cable at a house, as the cable aged, the signal would degrade every time it rained.
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Poor connections result in poor signal transmission. Many parks use an exposed barrel connector at the pedestal. Removing the cable and using a good clean barrel connector to connect your cable to the park cable can improve the signal. Every splitter decreases the strength of the signal. The db of the reduction is often stamped on each leg of the splitter. Multiple splitters means multiple reductions. The sheathing on the cable can crack with age. Moisture can cause a disruption in the signal transmission.
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Rescan?

After you got the minimal, snowy picture, did you go into the TV settings using the remote, and select Antenna-->Rescan?

If you didn't, you are probably trying to reach channels from the last place you camped and not the current local channels. The TV doesn't magically rescan for channels when you move the trailer.

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