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Old 05-05-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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TV reception--lack of

I can't get any channels on the TV with the antenna. I have switched the TV to air and done the auto channel scan, but still nothing. Any ideas?

Also, there is a standard coax cable going into the cable plug on the TV, but there also is an a/v cable (r/w/y) from the wall to the TV. I have no clue what that's for.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:21 PM   #2
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Did you push the little button on the antenna wall outlet to turn the "over the air" amplifier on. A little light should turn on when it is on. You won't get a signal without the amp turned on. When you are hooked to cable leave the amplifier turned off. Same coax connection for OTA and cable. The other outlet would be for DVD player and possibly for satellite use.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:39 PM   #3
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ahaaaaaa, I found that button. I couldn't see it because of the angle. I will check that tomorrow when I can look up ac power. Thanks!!
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ahaaaaaa, I found that button. I couldn't see it because of the angle. I will check that tomorrow when I can look up ac power. Thanks!!
It might look like this.
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I tried autoscanning channels with the switch on and off and it still didn't help. With the switch on, I only get 4 of the local pbs channels, no networks at all.
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Is your antenna similar to this?

I'm about ready to put my old Batwing back on because even trying to pinpoint the antenna, some stations blink on/off. Could have been because of frontal systems coming thru but on the last trip, it was plum exhausting to watch tv with the signal going in/out.

The digital signals are very precise. If you are not on it, you won't get it.
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I tried autoscanning channels with the switch on and off and it still didn't help. With the switch on, I only get 4 of the local pbs channels, no networks at all.
Well then, you are now getting channels, just not the ones you want.
Have you tried pointing the antenna to the direction of the tower transmitters?
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It all depends on how far you are from the transmitter and the terrain. The signal is line of site so buildings, trees and other objects will affect what you can pick up. You don't say where you are located. If you over 30 miles from a city (transmitter) or down in a valley you won't get much selection.
Try one of these to get the direction to point your antenna.
http://tvfool.com
http://antennapoint.com

PBS has a lot of repeater transmitters to reach the more rural areas so that is why they are more available.
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Is your antenna similar to this?

I'm about ready to put my old Batwing back on because even trying to pinpoint the antenna, some stations blink on/off. Could have been because of frontal systems coming thru but on the last trip, it was plum exhausting to watch tv with the signal going in/out.

The digital signals are very precise. If you are not on it, you won't get it.
Funny, everywhere I go, I get at least 15-20 stations with the Jacks and in laying flat on the trailer. Get 35-40+ with it elevated and pointed. We love it.
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Maybe it was just the cool weather we had last week. Never got over 75* and was breezy early in the week. Seemed like the reception was worse when the wind was strong. We were about 50 miles west of Huntsville, where the station was. The only station we watched the whole week was MeTV. Just love those old shows.
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