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Old 02-25-2018, 09:27 AM   #1
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Hi group. Need help. We have a 2015 FR cardinal 3440rl. Recently bought land and are having an rv awning built above it, metal. We know the rv reception will be cut down and want to add an antenna outside of the cover, problem is we do not know where to hook up the antenna on the rv to pull in reception. TIA
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:38 AM   #2
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What kind of antenna, what for?
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:39 AM   #3
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I just ordered a King OmniGo antenna. I chose this antenna because the dealer we bought our TT from carries them. I found it cheaper on Amazon. Watching you tube videos it looks like you can do it either way. It makes more sense to me to hook it up to the outside port for your cable tv rather than running it through a door or window. There is remarkably LITTLE information out there about this. Really hope this antenna works - we are on a seasonal site in a heavily wooded site in NE MN and the TV reception is practically nonexistant. Hope this helps!
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. If you are going to mount an antenna to the outside structure go with a good amplified HD antenna and connect it to the cable inlet on the left side of your RV. Make sure when using the outside antenna your turn off your RV antenna amplifier. let the forum know how you make out.
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:48 AM   #5
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I put up a 30' tower with a directional antenna. The base is a 10' tall x 3' wide at the bottom triangle sunk into the ground about 1' and anchored with 18" screw-in ground anchors and 1/4" vinyl covered cable on each leg. The upper part is a 25' x 1-1/4" pipe. The antenna cable is 45' of RG6 coax I cut from 250" roll. I connected to the satellite connection on the rear left corner of the TT. I then removed the stereo/DVD player and connected the Sat cable to the input on the coax splitter, one output goes to the bedroom tv, the other I connected to the Sat connection below the main tv then to the OTA connection on the tv. The cable from the tower to the TT is buried 8" under ground. I used a directional antenna because I knew which direction the nearest city with tv stations. I receive 17 different stations. I am surrounded by trees without a clear line of sight for satellite tv. I did not use a amplified antenna as it's about 45 miles to the tv towers.

Simple and took about 3 hours from start to finish.
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Outdoor hdtv antenna, hooked up to indoor TVs
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Outdoor hdtv antenna, hooked up to indoor TVs
Are you asking a question? if so yes; your inside the RV tv will be hooked to a outdoor HD antenna via the cable connection on your RV.
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Are you asking a question? if so yes; your inside the RV tv will be hooked to a outdoor HD antenna via the cable connection on your RV.
Gotta read more than just the last post to know what's going on. All over the air antennas are high definition. Yes, using the park cable input port should work just fine. Be sure and set the TV for over the air antenna input.
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Gotta read more than just the last post to know what's going on. All over the air antennas are high definition. Yes, using the park cable input port should work just fine. Be sure and set the TV for over the air antenna input.
Ya good advice read the first post I made
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Ya good advice read the first post I made
Good advice read post #2. In your reference the OP wasn't asking a question he/she was answering one. Hey, it's all good.
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