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Old 08-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #11
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nope. havent seen anything that looks like that.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:10 PM   #12
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Mine looks like this.

The same button works the same way.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #13
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havent seen either one of those. is this a job i can do myself, or is it better to have the dealer do it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:23 PM   #14
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havent seen either one of those. is this a job i can do myself, or is it better to have the dealer do it.
Dwayne,

That amp needs to be there and it is located at one of your TV locations.

What are your TVs coax plugged into?
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:40 PM   #15
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not sure herk. didnt pay any attention to that since i was looking for a plate with a switch. will look when out of storage in a week or so. not that big a deal really, but my wife has allergies and she has been having a tough couple of months. so, she stays indoors during the day while i go do what i do. spring and fall are usually worse for her, and with our dry year every farmer is trying to get in what corn they can. the dust has been driving her bonkers.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #16
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Now that you know to look for that little black "dot" I think you will find it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:39 AM   #17
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I had the opportunity to run a real world comparison with the Wingard with Sensar thingy, and a Jack brand antenna.

I was able to get only 1 digital channel set last year at a place called Bass lake, CA. This year, I have a new Lance trailer, that came equipped with a Jack antenna. Camped in the same same site.

The Wingard (last year) I had did not have a way to see where the strongest signal was, so after about 30 minutes of rotation and searches, I was able to locate 1 network with 3 channels.

This year was easy. The Jack antenna comes with this thing that shows signal strengh as you rotate it. Once I had the strongest reading, I ran the channel search and hit 5 network sets (about 17 channels).

There were only a few times of day when the weakest channel caused fragmented video, but it wasn't a great station anyway.

I had never seen this Jack thing until we got our new trailer, but I'm sold.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:56 AM   #18
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just returned from another weekend of camping. tv pic still freezes up during daylight hours but becomes clear at night. antenna rotated towards strongest signal, or at least in the general direction of known strong signals. if there is a power booster for the antenna, we have yet to find it. not by/in the a/v cabinet, not in the area of the tv, not by the antenna, not in the cabinet with all the other controls, not in the bedroom closet, not in the bathroom or any other crazy place.

we have a 2012 sabre 31 rets6. if anybody knows where else to look, i'm listening. how hard are they to install by myself? and finally, do those antenna add ons actually work. the ones that turn it from a flat bar to a flat 't' for lack of a better description.

thanks all in advance.
I have a 2012 31RETS-6 and the power booster is to the right under the living room television. Raise the television, look under the cabinet to the right where the cable (should be plugged in). Should look just like the picture Herk7769 posted. If it is not there, the Sabre factory messed up. It's got to be there, easy to get to because I am always switching mine from cable/antenna to Sat.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:48 AM   #19
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The Wingard (last year) I had did not have a way to see where the strongest signal was, so after about 30 minutes of rotation and searches, I was able to locate 1 network with 3 channels.
To be fair I have posted many ways of finding the antenna farm direction without the fancy signal strength meter. Portable smart phone apps that do this abound (Towers for example). The internet has half a dozen sites as well (www.antennaweb.org for example).

Winegard sells an upgraded wall amp/switch that displays signal strength as well. SensarPro TV Signal Strength Meter
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #20
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thanks ret. i did see the outlet where you described, but i dont recall seeing a button on it. seems to me it was just labeled sat/cable. will look much more closely next time out.
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