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Old 11-28-2021, 11:49 PM   #1
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Is my TV reception from the Winegard Gateway?

I have a 2021 Fr3 30ds with the Winegard Gateway. Is my living room TV getting its signal from the Winegard Gateway? I have assumed that it is as I'm have been getting some good over the air reception.
And I have reservations at a RV park with included cable. If I connect the cable to the rear compartment connection by the power cable will this give me cable TV?

There is a cable outlet labeled Winegard by the living room TV but no cable is attached. What is this outlet for?
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Old 11-29-2021, 06:38 AM   #2
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I have a 2021 Fr3 30ds with the Winegard Gateway. Is my living room TV getting its signal from the Winegard Gateway? I have assumed that it is as I'm have been getting some good over the air reception.

And I have reservations at a RV park with included cable. If I connect the cable to the rear compartment connection by the power cable will this give me cable TV?



There is a cable outlet labeled Winegard by the living room TV but no cable is attached. What is this outlet for?

Monitoring for others input because I have the same questions.
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:32 AM   #3
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The "gateway" technically refers to the Wi-Fi router and not anything for TV cable.

If using park cable, the powered antenna switch needs to be turned off, and then the TVs can do a channel scan (switch from antenna to cable on the menu).
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:42 PM   #4
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The "gateway" technically refers to the Wi-Fi router and not anything for TV cable.
The gateway is the wifi router mounted to the interior ceiling of the coach. Above it, on the exterior, is the Winegard Air 360+. According to the manual it is an “ OMNIDIRECTIONAL TV/FM ANTENNA + WIFI + 4G EXTENDER*
*when paired with compatible Winegard Gateway (GW-1000)”.

So, I believe that the Air 360+ is responsible for bringing all signals into the coach, EXCEPT for the direct connection to a park’s hardwire antenna port.
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You may find this wiring schematic helpful.
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we live on the east coast of Canada and the Omni directional antenna is useless. in Niagara Falls area it picked up several free to air channels but here nothing but static.
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we live on the east coast of Canada and the Omni directional antenna is useless. in Niagara Falls area it picked up several free to air channels but here nothing but static.
You live in a very rural region of New Brunswick, far away from any major cities broadcasting Over The Air (OTA). I doubt too many antennas would benefit you.
We have a directional antenna and it didn’t do well in your area either.
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You live in a very rural region of New Brunswick, far away from any major cities broadcasting Over The Air (OTA). I doubt too many antennas would benefit you.
We have a directional antenna and it didn’t do well in your area either.
Isn't all NB rural lol.
We live so far out we have to come in to hunt.
Actually I live 5 minutes from Fredericton - so its not that far away from a major center.
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...{snip} We live so far out we have to come in to hunt...{snip}
Now that's funny!!!
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I have a 2021 Fr3 30ds with the Winegard Gateway. Is my living room TV getting its signal from the Winegard Gateway? I have assumed that it is as I'm have been getting some good over the air reception.
And I have reservations at a RV park with included cable. If I connect the cable to the rear compartment connection by the power cable will this give me cable TV?

There is a cable outlet labeled Winegard by the living room TV but no cable is attached. What is this outlet for?
Here's my best guess after digging around in the end of that cabinet hooking up my satellite...

1. I believe the jack on the Winegard panel goes to the park hookup. Another piece of cable would then have to be run up to the TV.

2. Each TV in the coach has it's own seperate cable run from the back of the wingard panel providing antenna input to each TV.

3. The back of that winegard panel has a circuit board with smaller connectors that all the cables hook to.

4. The button on the winegard panel has to be pushed in with the light on to provide the antenna signal.
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