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Old 08-26-2014, 12:20 AM   #31
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Suggestion...get a long extension cord and plug the microwave into it outside of the coach at a close by outlet. See if the problem goes away. If it does, then you know the micro is causing interference on the ANTENNA wire inductively through your AC power wiring in the coach despite being on different circuits. I'm thinking that trying some ferrite traps on the antenna cable or rerouting it or wrapping it in a tin foil shield might eliminate the problem. Good luck!

Tried this at the suggestion of my dealer. Ran an extension cord from my garage to microwave. Problem did not go away. Thinking ferrite traps might be best option. Should I put them on the Antenna cable or on the AC cable. Does it matter where ( location) I put it?


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I was thinking that the shielding on the antenna cable is weak and that the ferrites might be best on that.
If it comes to replacing the cable with something better shielded...one idea is to get a female joiner connection and pull the new cable through with the old...if it is not bundled and wire tied. I'd leave this one to the dealer though
Another alternative is to forget the existing mount and cable...maybe they could move the antenna to another location. You might have a "pre-wired" satellite location that is both better shielded and away from the inductive interference.
Hope the ferrite traps do the trick...try to get one in close the the microwave location and another near the other end of the cable. The more the merrier!
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I was thinking that the shielding on the antenna cable is weak and that the ferrites might be best on that.
If it comes to replacing the cable with something better shielded...one idea is to get a female joiner connection and pull the new cable through with the old...if it is not bundled and wire tied. I'd leave this one to the dealer though
Another alternative is to forget the existing mount and cable...maybe they could move the antenna to another location. You might have a "pre-wired" satellite location that is both better shielded and away from the inductive interference.
Hope the ferrite traps do the trick...try to get one in close the the microwave location and another near the other end of the cable. The more the merrier!
not to high jack the thread. But thanks for all your help, I cut in to speaker covers on each side of my fireplace and now can hear the sub woofer, how do you know so much about all this electronic stuff? Thanks for your help......
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Thanks...glad to hear the speakers are working well! Had 30+ years in the consumer electronics biz which was both work and my passion for a long time. Glad to help out where I can...but these are challenging beasts to make audio/video work well in ain't they?! All best...
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What is the antenna booster and where is it located? We are in a park with no cable and can't seem to get any tv stations. 2015, 351ds
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What is the antenna booster and where is it located? We are in a park with no cable and can't seem to get any tv stations. 2015, 351ds

Mine is located above the passenger seat right behind the selector box. Just a little button to push.


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Old 10-12-2014, 05:19 PM   #37
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I have the same problem with mine withe microwave 2014-335 but with satellite no problem at all
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