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Old 03-23-2016, 05:50 PM   #1
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Do I have an amplified antenna?

I recently bought a 2016 Flagstaff 831 BHDS. The unit has two tv's. One in the bedroom and one in the living area. I noticed that there is not a switch for the antenna on the main control panel where all the other main switches are located. This made me think my antenna was not amplified.

Today I was talking to co-worker that has a camper and he told me the switch for his antenna was close to where the cable came out of the wall and was very little and would be easy to miss. This makes me think my antenna is amplified but I don't know where the switch is located. I do not have the camper at the house right now so I can't take any pictures .
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99.99 % of units have the Booster you ask about! Youroo!!
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:59 PM   #3
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99.99 % of units have the Booster you ask about! Youroo!!
Do you know where the power switch is located?
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:06 PM   #4
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Do you know where the power switch is located?
They seem to like to "Hide" them,but open the Cabinet and Look "UP" on the bottom side,they seem to like that "Hiding Place"! Youroo!!
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Do you know where the power switch is located?

It's on the wall plate for the cable. In this picture of mine, that would be the plate on the right:

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It's not a "switch" per say, it'll be a tiny button about the size of the head of a ball point pen. Pushing it will light a little LED about the same size. This indicates it's on.

There'll probably be only one for the trailer so check the both TVs. The booster works both of them.



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Old 03-23-2016, 07:53 PM   #6
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My antenna booster on/off button is in a switchplate in my bedroom where the coax for the bedroom TV attaches.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:50 PM   #7
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Ours is on the audio/video switch box that lets me switch between sat., cable and antenna. But my fiver is an '07, so new models may be different.
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Do I have an amplified antenna?

Should look like this. The little black button is the on/off switch, when on the little green light will come on. Ours is near the bottom of our living room tv it is hard to see and if my hand was any bigger might not get to switch button.

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Old 04-03-2016, 10:54 PM   #10
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I have a slightly similar problem. We have a Palomino Solaire 147x TT ... it has an antenna, but we have no idea if it's adjustable or not. I haven't found anything in the cabin that allows us to turn the antenna or if we'd have to get up on the roof ourselves to adjust it.. or if it is in a fixed position and we just have to deal with the signal we get. We bought our camper in July so we haven't had a full season with it yet to truly play around with it.
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Mine is directly under the TV in the cabinet below. I used a flashlight to find it, pushed the button and there was a nice picture. Manual said the antenna would self seek the best signal. It looks like it is fixed in place to me - no adjustment possible, motorized or otherwise. Anyone know about this? All previous TTs that we have owned had a crank up and hand adjustable antenna.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:38 PM   #12
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Thanks... below the TV is the fridge... I'll have to take a better look back there and see if there is anything. I'm short too so that doesn't help. The camper needs a good spring cleaning so a good time to check for hidden buttons. And I'll have to dig out my manuals and see if there was anything for the antenna. I don't remember seeing much but it was kind of overwhelming at first.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:51 PM   #13
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Thank you elchilero53 for your tip about a button near the hook-up. When we took our camper out for the opening of the season, I found the button and PRESTO we have a singal that is more than 2 stations. It was hidden well, behind the co-axil plug for the TV. Thank you again!!
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