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Old 07-27-2014, 06:09 PM   #11
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Usually...if OTHERS at the park are getting cable and you are not...8 of 10 times it is your hookup cable...or the cable connections inside the coach. The other two times it is the campground cable connection.
If you are SURE your cable is it through a window and attach it directly to rule out a "house" wiring problem. Still no picture...check your assumptions about the a continuity test with a voltmeter on the wire and the shield.
If all is good...chances are you need a longer cable since the one in your campsite is kaput!

(continuity test procedure for coax: How to check coaxial cable with a multimeter | Courage Kenny Handiham Program) Essentially...hook up your multimeter to ohm setting and touch the two leads should see close to 0 rather than close to infinity! Now put the probes on the central wire at both ends of your should still see close to zero. Finally put ONE probe on the central wire and another at the "screw" side of the opposite end of the wire. You should still see near zero or you have a short.
All good? Call your park host!

Just as a note...I'd add that you can get a lot of small tv's in thrift shops cheap. A 19" flat screen NEW goes for $99 bucks these days at Best Buy and Wally World . Not only are these good for the picnic table...but they provide a very convenient way to check for a good park signal!

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:33 PM   #12
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Yes, the park had direct tv cable. Is that the issue? 😳

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:39 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by ARodden View Post
Yes, the park had direct tv cable. Is that the issue? ��

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It has not been an issue for us till we went to West Yellowstone where we had a lack of sound problem that the host attributed to our TV "not having the right chip" in it even though we had just used DTV at other CG with no issues what so ever.

I ask because I was wondering what you have been told by your host.

If you have a small pair of pliers check that the cable is screwed on snug at both ends.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:54 PM   #14
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I was only there for a day and a half so after trying all I knew, I just unplugged it. Thank you for the info though, I will remember that for the next trip!

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Old 07-27-2014, 07:02 PM   #15
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Next time try hooking the cable to the sat input instead of the cable input. On my camper the connectors were reversed. Once I figured this out I took off the plate and fixed it.
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Old 08-16-2014, 04:55 PM   #16
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When I encountered this issue it turned out to be the type of cable I was using to connect to the park output. Make sure it is an RGU-58.

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