Originally Posted by Cyoul8r
I want to be able to turn it on/off from either location when needed and not have to go to the living room plate to turn on/off when I watch the bedroom tv.
Now I understand. Here's an illustration of a typical Sensar wallplate like an RV-7542 (not an RA-7596) from one of my old Winegard manuals.
Notice one of their warnings is not to install splitters on the antenna lead. The electonic board in their primary wall plate (when turned on) is sending power up the coax to the amplifier in the antenna which boosta the tv signals and returns them back down the same coax to the set 1 and set 2 connections. So, you have voltage and tv signal traveling along that coax.
The voltage appears to be isolated from the cable, set 1 and set 2 connections, but I'm not sure. I didn't put a voltmeter on those when I was troubleshooting my wallplate.
Your ideal solution would be to have a different switch on the primary wall plate wired with another switch on the 2nd wallplate, allowing the two to toggle between power on-off. Beyond my Radio Shack experience...
A work-around, not as good, may be to put a switch on the 12 volt wires going to the primary wall plate (the red/white labeled wires in the diagram, yours may be different colors) and wire that back to the bedroom, so your bedroom switch would cut off 12 volts before it got to the primary wallplate. The 12 volt switch on the primary wall plate could still be on but there would be no power going to it because that power was cut off at the bedroom switch.
The bedroom switch would be like a battery on-off switch for your Winegard system. They have lighted 12v switches so you'll have a visual about whether you have your overall Winegard sytem receiving power or not. I don't know if I communicated that well. Others here may have a better idea, or explain mine clearer.