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Old 03-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #21
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I did take the tv into the house and connected to Direct sat system and tv worked ok. Now that I am thinking about it. I would be using the sat tuner and not the tuner on Tv . I may. Ted have to connect drifferent digital tv to rv antenne and retry. This is a pain
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:41 PM   #22
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I did take the tv into the house and connected to Direct sat system and tv worked ok. Now that I am thinking about it. I would be using the sat tuner and not the tuner on Tv . I may. Ted have to connect drifferent digital tv to rv antenne and retry. This is a pain
Yes it is, but oh how rewarding when you are sitting in an idyllic campground sipping a cold one AND have all the conveniences of home.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:07 PM   #23
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Had a similar problem with our new 2014 apex. TV worked at dealer, but not at home. What I found was the antenna and the cable leads were reversed behind the power booster. the reason it worked at the dealer was because the dealership was very close to the tv station tower.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:48 PM   #24
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You are asked about the light on the boost panel because some think they are turning their (boost) antenna connection part on to enable air signals, when they are really turning it off to enable the cable feed connection, which in your case would have no signals.
Am I missing something here? Logic would say that the green light meant that you were amplifying the received antenna RF (boosting antenna signal). It sounds like you're saying the green light means you're recieving cable input. This sounds counter intuitive to me. I'm not getting TV from the antenna when the web sites say I should be getting 9 or 10 channels. I'll have to run out and try scanning it with the amp turned off.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #25
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Am I missing something here? Logic would say that the green light meant that you were amplifying the received antenna RF (boosting antenna signal). It sounds like you're saying the green light means you're recieving cable input. This sounds counter intuitive to me. I'm not getting TV from the antenna when the web sites say I should be getting 9 or 10 channels. I'll have to run out and try scanning it with the amp turned off.
On most Winegard amp wallplates...
green lite = boost antenna signal, and feed switched to antenna coax
no green lite = boost off, and feed switched to cable-in coax

Most plates have three coax, an antenna feed, a cable feed, and a to-television out.

Some don't pay attention to the light when they say they turned that switch on. It's pushes both in and out. That's why I said the member was asking about the light, not just that a person thinks they pushed the button and turned it on.

Members also ask things about the TV menu to help folks trouble shoot, there may be one channel search for air signals and another channel search for cable signals. Sometimes folks forget to set their TV for air versus cable. It's a likely reason for no signal showing up on the TV tuner.

Didn't mean to confuse you.
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I have run the scan (air mode) several times with the amplifier on (green light on). I kept getting no channels found. I tightened up the loose connectors on the cable from the panel to the TV. The scan came up with one channel and it's all just digital blocks and noise. Will try a new cable on it tomorrow.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:11 AM   #27
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Did you check behind the wall plate to see if the coax leads were reversed? cable to antenna jack and antenna to cable jack.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:31 AM   #28
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Last weekend I took my camper out for the first time and ran my channel scan on both TVs and did not pick up any channels. I found that when I took apart my tv jack that when they made the end for the cable the center pin frame the antenna was not long enough and when they screwed it into the wall plate it was not making a good connection. Since I was at a campsite what I did was put a little piece of aluminum foil into the hole where the copper pin would go and after that i was able to pick up 40 channels.
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Dumb question for everyone, and a bit of a hyjack...my last tt had the stationary antenna. My fiver has a winegard "batwing". I know how to turn it, but visually, looking at the batwing, which way should it point?
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Dumb question for everyone, and a bit of a hyjack...my last tt had the stationary antenna. My fiver has a winegard "batwing". I know how to turn it, but visually, looking at the batwing, which way should it point?
Depends on where the TV transmitters are located.
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