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Old 09-15-2019, 09:14 PM   #1
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Not picking up any channels

I am not picking up any channels. I have a digital antenna that doesn't raise the booster is on and I am parked in my driveway. Have performed a channel scan many times. TV is set to receiver/antenna. I have a 2018 Cherokee by Forest River. TV is insignia. I did get TV at the lake last month when a buddy set it up but I'm not having any luck now.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:25 AM   #2
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Have you ever received channels at home? Maybe you are outside of a TV area.

Where I live I can only get 2 channels over the air.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:49 AM   #3
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Maybe you can try scan again at the lake. Then youíd be comparing apples to apples. It might prove that some connection has broken.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:42 PM   #4
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I have received channels at the lake about 20 miles away but have never tried in town. A buddy thought maybe my house was blocking signal
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:15 PM   #5
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At the end of the channel scan, how many channels did it find. 20miles additional is a significant distance for UHF. Get the app DTV Antennas for your phone. It will show you the distance and direction of any signals close to you.
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:28 PM   #6
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Zero channels after a scan.
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:50 PM   #7
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Do you have one of these antennas?
If so, I received zero channels with it. I installed a Winegard and got a bunch of channels.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...Y5GO0W7S&psc=1
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:58 PM   #8
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I had an intermittent problem with reception on my tv. I found the coax connectors loose at the antenna and at the tv. I also found the radio antenna loose at the rear of the radio. Tightening those connectors has somewhat improved tv reception but am/fm radio is just plain poor. But then we donít go camping to watch tv or listen to the radio anyway.
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You can try pointing the antenna in another direction and scan again. There are phone apps that can guide you in tower directions and how many miles away. I'm in a valley parked between 2 garages while home, can't get a thing. Couldn't with the crank up batwing either.
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If your antenae is attached to the tv with coax tv should be set to air/cable. Make sure the booster is on before you do a scan and your antenae is up all the way. You can also turn your antenae by pulling down on the big round ring where the crank is and turn it. Make sure the little arrows line up before you lower it again though.
Then do a scan.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:02 PM   #11
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If your antenae is attached to the tv with coax tv should be set to air/cable. Make sure the booster is on before you do a scan and your antenae is up all the way. You can also turn your antenae by pulling down on the big round ring where the crank is and turn it. Make sure the little arrows line up before you lower it again though.
Then do a scan.
Actually, if using the antenna for OTA signal, you set the tv for Air, Not Cable. Then turn on the antenna booster button.
Get a tv signal app and you can find where the tv signals are being broadcast from and rotate the antenna to that direction.
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