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Old 06-23-2015, 11:27 AM   #1
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TV Antenna Booster Location 3051S?

I'm trying to diagnose poor TV reception on our 3051 MH. Winegard Sensar antenna with Magnadyne Video Control Switch (VCS-10). I haven't been able to locate an antenna amp plate as is shown in Winegard owner manual. Does anyone know if there's a antenna amp on this coach model? IF so, where is it?

It appears that the Magnadyne switch box is the only amp in the system. The switch box has a 12v feed. I verified that the 12v feed is OK up to the connector, but can't tell if the switch box is working since it does not have a LED or on/off switch. We have nearly 30 available channels (including sub-channels) in Detroit metro area. I get only 2-4 ch thru the switch box. Get 10-12 when ant is connected directly to the TV (ant would not be amplified in this case). But I get 22 ch with a set of amp. rabbit ears sitting inside the coach!
I checked with Magnadyne tech support and they informed me that their switch box only uses the 12v to convert the RCA input (from DVD) to a signal for output on coax. It has no antenna / signal amp function. This is really starting to "bug" me. I've had several trips now with zero TV reception. Those 3 TV's in my coach are going to waste!!
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:18 PM   #2
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Should have a booster for the ant it may be located by a wall plug and a very tiny button to push in and a little light will light up.. Should be close to the TV area. Took me a little while to find mine also. Later RJD
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:24 PM   #3
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Locate the coax on the back of the main TV. Follow it to the wall plate. There should be a small white button. When on you should have an LED lit on the wall plate. Remember to turn it off when not camping as it uses power from battery when stored.

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I have a 3050s located where the others have said had to crawl on bunks to locate the first time above drivers side on 2015 year


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Old 06-23-2015, 04:30 PM   #5
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Thats why I have direct tv I use antenna for local tv.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:46 PM   #6
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If your viewing your local TV station on ant then you need to turn the booster on for ant. Later RJD
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Locate the coax on the back of the main TV. Follow it to the wall plate. There should be a small white button. When on you should have an LED lit on the wall plate. Remember to turn it off when not camping as it uses power from battery when stored.

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I just learned the hard way yesterday that you need to push in that little button on the right. I didn't see it hidden behind the 12v plug from the TV and the coax. I figured I got a bad antenna until I noticed the little button then went to the manufacturer's website and learned I had to push the little button. TV works great now!
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Antenna coax comes thru a hole in the wall next to main TV and attaches directly to the Magnadyne switch box. There's no wall plate I'm familiar with the Winegard amp wallplate as our previous TT had one. I'm thinking that FR doesn't put one on this model.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:46 PM   #9
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I've tried DISH TV with the Tailgater cube. SAt signal can be pretty spotty in Mich State Parks (lots of trees and sat orbit relatively low to horizon).
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Antenna coax comes thru a hole in the wall next to main TV and attaches directly to the Magnadyne switch box. There's no wall plate I'm familiar with the Winegard amp wallplate as our previous TT had one. I'm thinking that FR doesn't put one on this model.
dcogs What year is your 3051? I also can't find a button to push on my 2014 3051.
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