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Old 06-07-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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TV Reception

I am in a wooded/remote location in Wisconsin and am not able to get any regular channel TV reception. I'm not sure HOW the Antenna works in my 39P Cherokee. I've read the manual, but it doesn't show how to operate the antenna and all there is on the wall is a button to push for booster or something like that (which has been pushed & the green light is on)? It's a brand new Digital TV - how do I get any kind of TV reception?? HELP! Thanks!

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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Depending how far you are from and cities with local stations you may not get any reception. We always keep a stock of movies in the camper, but generally don't watch those either to busy enjoying the great outdoors usually to the point of exhaustion.

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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When you say remote, how far away is the closet station? You may not be able to pick up a signal from any station.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Hate to ask this, but do you have the antenna up?
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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If it's like my 28bh, the antenna is stationary. We had a discussion a couple Weeks ago on here about that. I did find that behind my tv, the connections weren't exactly tight. Once I snugged them all up, I constantly get a few channels.
Another member found a cut in the cable next to the antenna on the roof, but he had to remove the antenna to find and fix it. Good luck
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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Is it a winegard antenna ?? I have just installed a "wingman" on mine ..its supposed to help bring in more uhf channels .. This weekend i will be testing it.. and.. can your antenna rotate..look at the base inside where the crank is located ..look for a arrow and pull down on that ring and turn at the same time to rotate ..remember the antenna MUST be up to do this..and line those arrows up when its time to bring the antenna down.. hope that helps
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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I use: to determine if there is a station in my range.

Range to broadcast tower with standard Sensar type antenna is 30 miles with VHF and 15 miles with UHF stations.

The Winegard "Wingman" boosts UHF signals by acting like a magnifying glass for UHF. This will give you nearly the same range as your VHF elements.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #8
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Look to see what direction other campers (if there are any) have their antenna pointed. Antenna up, booster on, scan for stations on the tv. Rotate the antenna for best signal strength. Rescan tv stations if necessary.

Where are you in WI? You should be getting something unless you're sitting in a valley or heavily wooded area.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #9
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With your antenna booster on, raise the antenna and then point the front of the antenna in the direction of where the signals from the TV station originate. Next, turn the TV on and then go to the menu and scan for available channels. Once the scan is done any available channels should be viewable.

However, there could be a variety of reasons you donít get any TV stations. If your more than 50 miles from the nearest TV signal you might not get anything. If your down in valley with a large hill or ridge between you and the stations you might not get anything. If the area you are in is heavily wooded with very large trees you might not be able to receive a signal.

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Old 06-07-2012, 03:59 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the great information! I will give a few things a try that were posted here & see what happens!! Appreciate all the info! Happy Camping!!

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