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Old 03-28-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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TV Antenna Booster in Forester 3011DS

Can someone tell me where I can find the antenna booster box in my 2014 Forrester 3011DS. This is my first experience with an antenna that looks like "Home Plate" and it seems I am not getting a full complement of local channels.
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:17 AM   #2
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Mine is behind the front tv.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:13 PM   #3
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I was afraid you would say that. The previous owner installed a swing arm TV mount that I am going to replace with a fixed mount. I will look behind the panel during that exchange. Thank you
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Make sure the switch is on where the knob is to rotate the antenna. First time I was trying to use ours I didn't realize there was a switch. You'll see lights come on when it's in the on position.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:59 PM   #5
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My antenna doesn't rotate. but the booster is behind the radio/DVD control center. Also there is a little button on the side of the coaxial connection if pressed will turn on a red light when its functioning. Make sure you are plugged into the coaxial not the satellite connector.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:29 PM   #6
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The switch on antenna is just to position antenna. You turn switch off after you find strongest signal. The plate that coax plugs into has the booster power button on it. Booster must be on for ota TV and must be off if using park cable.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:14 PM   #7
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The switch on antenna is just to position antenna. You turn switch off after you find strongest signal. The plate that coax plugs into has the booster power button on it. Booster must be on for ota TV and must be off if using park cable.
Interesting! I'll tinker with this some day when we are within signal distance, but I thought both had to be on. Turning on the one at the power outlet/coax outlet turns on both.

We are 40ish miles from transmitting antennas; in order to pick up a signal at our house, I put an 80 mile antenna atop a 30' mast. Fortunately we live in a rural area so we don't have HOA or city restrictions to deal with.

Thanks for the tip!
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The switch on antenna is just to position antenna. You turn switch off after you find strongest signal. The plate that coax plugs into has the booster power button on it. Booster must be on for ota TV and must be off if using park cable.

Do you or anyone else know if it is the same way on a 3171? I always thought the switch on the antenna was the booster and needed to stay on while watching your TV's OTA.
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You both have newer units which should have the king jack antennas. The booster is the wall plate with the button where the coax connects. The power button on the antenna itself that lets you see a series of blue lights is to help in positioning the antenna for best reception. This is simply put a signal meter. Once you turn the antenna to get the best position indicated by the most blue lights illuminated you may shut that off. The booster wall plate powers the antenna for use. That button must be left on or the antenna will not work. When using park cable that button must be off.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:03 AM   #10
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Still looking for mine. A friend with the sister unit to mine advised that his booster was in the cabinet above the entrance/exit door. Not on mine! I do not have a power indicating crank up device. Mine is the old turnable wind up antenna crank. But I do have an antenna that looks like "home plate" on the baseball diamond. Do these style antennas also need a booster??
I'm still searching. Thanks for all the replys.
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