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Old 06-09-2016, 08:08 AM   #1
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Sat question, Forester 3011DS with front entertainment center

Was wondering if anyone has used the satellite hookup with a front entertainment center?

I have set an antenna on a tripod and ran the cable to the coax connection on the outside of the Forester. Moved the white wire (in the compartment over the door) to the "Sat In" on my receiver and then a cable from "out to TV" to the white wall plate.
TV shows "no signal." But, if I bring the outside cable thru a window and direct to the receiver (unhook white cable and put outside cable into "sat in") then I get signal and sat programming on the TV.

Can't figure out why outside connection doesn't seem to work. Oh and yes I have turned off the power antenna at the white wall plate and on the ceiling.

Neither outside coax connection (either side of the MH) seems to bring in sat signal. All of Forester brochures say they are cable/sat connections.

This is one of only two issues I've found (bought new last month) and love the MH. Will have dealer look at it first of next month but thought I'd ask.

Thanks and any info appreciated.
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:20 AM   #2
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It's possible the white coax is not the same as the antenna coax it is connected to or another possibility may be there is a splitter somewhere in the white coax and I believe the sat antenna does not like splitters in its path to the receiver. Splitters after the receiver is not a problem. Just a thought.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:18 AM   #3
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I had the same problem on Sunseeker 3010. Did this, works great. www.tv4rv.com wiring
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:22 AM   #4
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It's under FAQ. "Can I use the existing cable input on my RV for satellite TV"
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Old 06-10-2016, 12:10 PM   #5
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It's under FAQ. "Can I use the existing cable input on my RV for satellite TV"
I would like to read this FAQ but I can't find it by scanning or searching. Can you help me find it?

Thanks, Bob
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Old 06-10-2016, 12:26 PM   #6
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Here's one of the discussions:

Portable satellite hook up

This is referring to an installation in a FR3, but probably is similar to your situation.
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Old 06-10-2016, 12:31 PM   #7
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In short, your Direct or DISH receiver has to have a HOME RUN cable run from the physical dish to the receiver. Run it in a window, drill a hole, OR many newer RV/TT's now figured this out and the existing cable IS a home run. But if not, it has to be.

Till then, you're barking at the moon for Satellite reception!

I spent 2 years worrying over this with last TT.

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ONLY use RG6, NOT RG59 for coax. Use as short a run as you can.
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Old 06-10-2016, 01:26 PM   #8
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No problem. Hit the link, then menu, then FAQ, then scroll down until you get to "can I use the existing cable input on my RV for satellite TV". Click on the underlined "this article" and it downloads a .pdf for you to read.
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:13 PM   #9
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No problem. Hit the link, then menu, then FAQ, then scroll down until you get to "can I use the existing cable input on my RV for satellite TV". Click on the underlined "this article" and it downloads a .pdf for you to read.
Man, I am really feeling stupid here, what link do I hit first? I have tried everything I can click on and nothing looks like what you have described.
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No worries. I sent you a message.
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