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Old 08-31-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Question TV Antenna Reception and Internal cabling???

Hi all, I have a brand new 2012 Wildwood Lodge 392QBBS.

I have a few questions regarding the TV and it's use. The DVD works great but that is all I have managed to get working. I have no intention of hooking to park or satelite connection but I would like to see what I get for free air TV channels. I have read through all the documentation that came with the trailer package and unless I nodded off and missed something I don't see any diagrams on the trailer antenna/multitude of audio/video/cable jacks throughout the trailer.

I assume the antenna is connected and when I push the boost switch on behind the door and I try selecting unknown channels and turning the antenna to unknown directions, I have so far not been able to get even the slightest hint of a signal. Am I missing something? Others in the park get signals but I didn't want to get them in playing with my new stuff until I know more myself.

Secondly, do any of you happen to know if it the back bedroom wall jacks connect to the entertainment system enabling a DVD in it to play on a screen in the back? Do I need a jumper somewhere or is it impossible? Would be a nice feature if it could .

If I can sort out what I have on basic TV reception I will then try the "Jack" digital antenna add-on. Anyone have one of these?

Thanks for any information .
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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And yes I did find the TV, entertainment system and antenna manuals but nothing says anything about where all the cables in the trailer are connected to at each end and how to switch things. There is an audio input/output and 4 position switch behind the door beside the antenna booster switch but again I have nothing that tells how to use them.

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Old 08-31-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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Did you scan for channels? Would be a great help if you listed the TV type and model. On my Toshiba I have to select menu and then go thru the list to select Antenna, Digital Stations and then run a scan every time I disconnect power.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:55 PM   #4
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Winegard Wingman UHF Antenna Booster

This thread has all you need. Some files are attached here for your convenience.

King Controls Jack TV For Free OA8000 VHF UHF Amplified TV RV Antenna (OA-8000) from Solid Signal
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File Type: pdf Sensar Antenna and Amp Plate.pdf (1.06 MB, 112 views)
File Type: pdf Winegard Wall PLate Amp.pdf (143.1 KB, 96 views)
File Type: pdf Protractor used to align TV antenna.pdf (219.7 KB, 66 views)
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:17 AM   #5
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Thanks so much Herk for the attachments, I will look through those. I will get the TV brand name this weekend when in the trailer.

The 26" TV that came with the trailer was already mounted in the cabinet above the fireplace, I just assume that the antenna is connected to it??? I thought I would just have hit the antenna power switch and set the TV to antenna input, but I still couldn't get anything will turning the natenna to different positions and changing to random channels. I checked the antennapoint.com site but it must just be USA as it didn't come up with any results for areas around Ottawa Ontario, Lanark to be specific.

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Old 09-01-2011, 08:29 AM   #6
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Kemosabi...you do have a converter box right? You need to run the RV antenna to the converter box then from the converter to the TV.
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Do you have TV Guide or the equivalent in Canada?

There is a cool iPhone and iPad app that points to the closest antennas and the TV guide app gives you the broadcast channels. They will be like 5.3 or 12.8 etc.

The iPhone app is called TV towers and I use TV guide Mobile for the other app.

With a compass and a map you can plot a course from your camper to the broadcast tower fairly easily, Then aim your antenna there.

Remember with the Winegard the white plastic box is the "pointer" or "nose of the aircraft." It MUST point to the tower you want to watch. The "wings" are like aircraft wings and are 90 degrees to the tower.

ALWAYS do a channel search after turning the antenna for the best fine tuning of the maximum channels.

Not sure about the "Jack" though.
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Converter box for what? I just want to pick up free air antenna TV, not satelite or cable signal. Are you referring to a converter being what is used to convert the cable tv or satelite signal to tv?

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Herk are saying there should be a channel option on my TV remote? I think the tv brank was something like Danka or similar to that if I recall???? When I was playing with it trying to get things working I didn't run across a scan option that I noticed.

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Kemosabi...you do have a converter box right? You need to run the RV antenna to the converter box then from the converter to the TV.

Kemosabi has a 2012 Wildwood, so I would think the TV should have the digital tuner.

Kemosabi, have you tried many of the suggestions made so far ??

Make sure the booster button is pushed in and the booster light is on.

Raise the antennae, and do a channel search with your TV. You may need to get out the directions on the TV to see how to properly do that while hooked to antennae.

Rotate the antennae 120į (~1/3), and do an "add" channel search. Rotate the antennae 120į the other way from the neutral position, and again do a "add" channel search.

If you have OTA TV channels in your area and those steps don't work, then there may be a cable connection problem that either you or the dealer need to check out.
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