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Old 02-13-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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TV Reception quit...help needed

2 years without issue and I'm now ready to rip every bit of it out.
Suddenly no channels when we scan in 2 places we have always had service.
Yes the booster was on, check connections correct TV settings.
Get home and start testing....
Scan and get a group from one distant station (yes something) but none of what we have always had here at home.....Shut off the booster and lose it
separate TV no change....
Pull out the booster double check connections, some loose....no change....
Take the booster from our house and add in....NO CHANGE....
Now take a separate line from the antenna, thru our home antenna booster to the TV...........What
lose the original distant channels we had.... but picked up unwatchable snowy signals from the locals that we had fine before.....
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Have you checked the connection to your antenna on the roof?
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TV into house....Any better?...No?...Toss TV...
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Just some clarity here. The booster is in the antenna. That "booster panel" only supplies the 12 volts needed for the antenna booster circuit. Haven't heard of any booster issues and the fact that you do get some channels with the booster on would indicate it is not the issue. However; you are dealing with electrical and anything is possible.
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TV into house....Any better?...No?...Toss TV...
Used another TV with the same results..
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the fact that you do get some channels with the booster on would indicate it is not the issue. However; you are dealing with electrical and anything is possible.
Whats driving me nuts is the ONLY station we are getting is to far away from here to get with our home antenna, but we could NOT get this same station at our last campsite at half the distance.


WisCamper said ......Have you checked the connection to your antenna on the roof?
Ran a separate coax cable from the antenna to a separate external booster and lost the one channel we had.....
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What kind of antenna is on RV?
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:03 AM   #8
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What kind of antenna is on RV?
Its the Winegard Sensar III amplified..... fixing to tear into the roof boot connection.....hate opening sealed holes in my roof with rain on the way....
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When I first got this trailer, was having all kinds of problems like you.....So, I ended up locating the splitter, had to open up a hole on the inside of a cabinet....Not enough slack to pull it out, loose connections there.....Then ended up making up my own cables, as some wouldn't ohm out.....Bad ends...Also had to get rid of 90 degree cable connection on back of tv.....Very flustrating job...
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As said, the booster (amplifier) is in the antenna and it may be fried now.
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Never have had one apart to see how it's made.....
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If I were to replace antenna, I think I'd go with a Jack.....Uses the same mast...
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Take the booster from our house and add in....NO CHANGE....

Now take a separate line from the antenna, thru our home antenna booster to the TV...........
What booster are you talking about here?
This does not sound good at all.

When you pressed the power button on the wall plate, did the power light come on?

Sometimes corrosion on the coax connector at the roof antenna amplifier housing can prevent power from the wall plate switch from reaching it and degrades the signal coming down.
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Thinking might be converter thing that was needed when they switched to digital..,?
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The "converter thing" was for the TV (CRT type) not the antenna. Not needed with digital TV. No special TV antenna needed to receive digital broadcasts.
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OK....Just haven't seen a booster for a home antenna...
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You wrote
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Used another TV with the same results..
but when bob wrote
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TV into house....Any better?...No?...Toss TV...
he meant to take the failed TV into the house and see if it would work in the house. If not, toss the TV. He didn't mean to take another TV and hook it to the same (possibly failed) connection.

We have some terminology issues here which makes it hard for us to help.
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It was late, and I'm old!.....lol
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Bob, I assumed one of these:
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but when bob wrote he meant to take the failed TV into the house and see if it would work in the house. If not, toss the TV. He didn't mean to take another TV and hook it to the same (possibly failed) connection.
If the TV from the house is a known good TV what's the difference?
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