Originally Posted by Niccli
My wall plate only has one coax jack on it so it doesn't appear I have satellite receiver.
A few references to cables being switched around. Does anybody know how I can tell if they are switched just by looking at them? The 3 cables hooked to the back of the jack are all different colors.
Suggest you buy a length of coax long enough to go from the wall plate to the back of your TV AND a barrel connector that will allow you to join 2 cables to each other.
Attach one end of the coax to the TV coax input...and the other end to the coax set2 output from Herks diagram. Program tv for local channels and turn the booster light on before you do so. Still no joy??? Well now you know it isn't the jumper cable to the set that is at fault. Replace the original cable on the set 2 output but LEAVE the coax you bought attached to the TV.
Now remove the connector from the CABLE input and using your barrel connector ...hook the cables together while you are connected to a cable source outside the coach. Turn the booster switch off and program the TV for cable and see if that works. If not...the cable you think is for outside cable is probably your antenna cable which has been attached to the wrong terminal. Attach the OTHER remaining cable to your barrel connector and try to program the TV for cable. You should now see cable stations. If so...remove the cable from the barrel connector and and hook it up to the cable input shown on Herks switch.
Finally...we know the remaining cable is from the antenna..so hook it up to the correct input from Herks picture, turn the boost switch on and program the TV.
If none of this solves the problem...chances are you have a bad antenna connection from the roof which you may or may not want to tackle yourself.
Finally...if you don't have an available cable connection...you can instead start with removing the cable attached to the switch antenna input and connecting it to your purchased coax with the barrel connector...turn the booster on and program the TV for over the air. If no result...try the wire connected to cable input on the switch with the same procedure. One ot the other will give you over the air channels unless there is a problem with the antenna or cable from the antenna.
I prefer to connect to a cable signal to sort things out...since we KNOW that signal is good for diagnosis ...but if you are sure there are good over the air stations close by...then this last method will be quicker to diagnose the problem.
Hope that is understandable...good luck!