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Old 11-26-2015, 06:07 PM   #1
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Using satellite dishes

Most RV'S won't allow the dish signal to pass thru the amplifier, even if the amplifier is turned off. There is a way to by pass the amplifier easily with jumper cables. There is a video on youtube with a diagram. I think the FR techs also can send the diagram. This modification took approx 2 hours and $45 in supplies.

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Old 01-17-2016, 09:17 PM   #2
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What kind of RV do you have? My current Chaparral and my old 13 year old Cruiser had a seperate "satellite" connection on the outside and near the tv that passed a non-split signal. I have never needed to modify the antenna booster to pass a satellite signal.


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Old 01-18-2016, 05:40 PM   #3
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^^ exactly. All of my cable outlets have 1 output for the cable and 1 for the satellite bypassing everything. Also have an input on the outside for each.
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:48 PM   #4
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Me too. r-pod 171. I have cable and sat connections on the outside and sat and cable/ant connections on the inside. Turn amp off for cable.

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