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Old 07-23-2015, 09:16 PM   #1
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TV Antenna Booster Not Coming On

The TV antenna booster in our Windjammer stopped working. the light doesn't come on when I push the button and the TV gets no channels. I checked fuses and couldn't find a blown one, I took the plate off the wall uner the TV that houses the switch and it looks like everything is hooked up.

Any suggestions? This happen to anyone else? Did a search but couldn't find anything similar.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:23 PM   #2
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Just in case anyone is reading this here's what I've done/found so far today.

I disconnected the power to the antenna switch plate and tested the voltage coming to the plate. It was 13.3 volts, so that is good.

I disconnected the coax that runs from the switch plate to the antenna and when I got it disconnected the light came on on the switch plate. I tested the voltage coming out of the switch plate going to the antenna, 13.24 volts, still good. Hooked the cable back up with the switch on and the light went out again.

I guess there is some problem with the cable running to the antenna or the antenna itself. When I get off work tonight, I'll go up on the roof and check the connections up there. I'll unhook the antenna and check for voltage at the connection on the roof, If I have voltage there that will tell me the cable is good and the problem is with the antenna. No voltage there and it's a cabling problem in the trailer.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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I can't suggest any more than what you are checking.
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Old 07-24-2015, 06:10 PM   #4
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Sounds like a short in the booster.
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:44 PM   #5
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Possibly water got in the antenna which also has the booster. Shorted out.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:30 AM   #6
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I went up on the roof this morning and I'm not able to disconnect the cable at the trailer. The plate on the trailer where the cable from the antenna is connected almost completely covered in Lap sealant and I don't want to cut it away to disconnect the cable and test. I don't have any to seal it back up with and at this point, if the cabling in the trailer needs to be replaced or the antenna needs to be replaced then it's going to be a warranty job for the dealer anyway.

I did disconnect the cable at the "wings" of the antenna and there was no voltage there but I don't know if there should be or not.

We don't watch much TV when we're camping and the DVD player works so I think we'e good until the middle of October when we take our last camping trip for the season. I was going to take it into them to be winterized and checked out anyway because it's new and we've had very few issues with it compared to what some people have had with their campers.
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:53 PM   #7
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There should be +12VDC at the connector where it connects to the wing antenna. The amplifier is inside the antenna. Looks like the voltage is not making it to the antenna.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:02 PM   #8
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I made an appointment to drop it off at the dealer on Aug-16. I told them I needed it back by Sep-1 and they said no problem.

They're going to fix the antenna amplifier, a little leak in the shower and I think I'm going to have a Fan-Tastic Fan put in the kitchen vent in the front of the trailer also.

Thanks everyone for the help.
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