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Old 04-19-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Hooking up the TV and OTA antenna

So I got a piece of coax to try out the antenna. Yeah, not even sure how to start to try to find channels, if there are any. I have an AV1 and AV2, AV1 is where I use the DVD on the BOYO stereo, but that is flickering off and on while a DVD is playing, no idea why. AV2 gets nothing. Is there a dummies guide to finding TV channels here on this forum?
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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I don't know where to begin. A lot of details missing. What kind of antenna, what kind of television to start with. Do you have a manual for the television? If not I would suggest you try to download one from the internet. It is not a case of simply hooking up a piece of coax. The television will require a setup for over the air television and the process varies by make and model.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:46 PM   #3
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Pretty generic but try this. Hooking up the coax to TV and plate connection. Raise antenna. Turn booster on. Turn TV on and using the remote press 'Menu' and see if you have a 'Installation' or 'Set Up' section. Make sure you choose 'Antenna', not Cable or Satellite. It will ask you to scan for channels. You will have to rotate the roof antenna until you get the strongest signal.
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Wiscampsin has it nailed. The thing nice about a digital signal is it works or it doesn't when rotating the antenna. If you areusing a digital receiver some of them have a signal meter in the menu you can look for.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #5
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Well, my next question was going to be is this antenna on a RV? If so is it raised up, is the amplifier light on at the inside coax outlet. Then go through the TV set up for OTA signals. If multiple coax connections in the RV is it connected to the one that says "antenna" and not the satellite connection. Also, is the coax RG6 or something different. RG6 is the most common used coax but there is also RG58 and RG59. I use RG8 for amateur radio use but not for TV.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:15 PM   #6
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Your antenna should be on your roof.
Most RV's have the "bat wing" type. Look on the ceiling and see if you see a white disk looking thing, with a handle coming out of the middle.
If you find it, it should show the direction for turning the handle to raise and lower it.
Once you raise the antenna, make sure your booster is, and do as described above on your tv.
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