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Old 11-24-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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TV signal and stereo questions

I have two questions.

1. I hooked up a tv in the bedroom tonight and when I when I turned it on, it stated that it had a weak or no signal. I checked the connections and they are all tight. I am useing just the antenna and I have great receptition on the main tv, and the booster is on. What am I missing?

2. While I was checking the connections for TV, I noticed an RG cable coming from what seems to be the stereo. This cable is probably about four foot long and has a connection that has some sort of connection at the end with two three foot long, size 12 wires that ahead to have been shrink fitted on. The ends are not attached to anything, they are just hanging there. Could this be a makeshift antenna for the stereo itself or is it something else?
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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My guess the BR TV is not connected to the ota antenna. Typically the ota antenna is only connected one place
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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I thought that also. But when I looked, I have four RG cables that penetrate the floor. One is orange that goes to a separate connection which I presume is the satelitte connection. All of the others terminate at the splitter/booster. One is grey, which I presume goes to the bedroom, because when I pulled the mounting plate in the bedroom, the cable that is attached is grey. The other two, one black, and one kind of an off-white, enter/exit the penetration. One of them I presume the black one, comes from the cable connection, and the other one, the small off-white one, probably from the antenna itself.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:47 PM   #4
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My guess the BR TV is not connected to the ota antenna. Typically the ota antenna is only connected one place
That's not been my experience. I have owned two trailers with two TVs (televisions). In both cases, BOTH TVs were connected from the factory to the OTA antenna.
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In all my TT and now the 5'r both TV's were live to the OTA. You may have a break in the line running to the TV. I am not sure if you have access to a cable sniffer or not.
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Unfortunately I don't have a sniffer and the only person that I know that does have one lives about six hours away.
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:48 PM   #7
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Coax cable mapper is $30 at home depot. Comes with remote units and will allow you trace all cables.
Klein Tools VDV Coaxial Explorer Plus Tester-VDV512-058 at The Home Depot

I know in my Rockwood there was a 3 way splitter on the output of the Antenna power supply that fed the Bedroom , Basement jack and the main TV.

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2. While I was checking the connections for TV, I noticed an RG cable coming from what seems to be the stereo. This cable is probably about four foot long and has a connection that has some sort of connection at the end with two three foot long, size 12 wires that ahead to have been shrink fitted on. The ends are not attached to anything, they are just hanging there. Could this be a makeshift antenna for the stereo itself or is it something else?
FWIW...I think you are looking at a made up FM dipole antenna.
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I solved the very same problem by installing a new splitter. The one they install is extremely cheap and does not cut the mustard. I installed a monster brand splitter and bingo, same reception everywhere now. Hope this helps
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