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Old 10-31-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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Watching TV (Cable or Air)

Newbie here with TV questions ..
TT (backyard) purchased new TV, hooked up to
Cable outlet & voltage plug along W/a Digital antenna -

Why am I only able to receive about 3 air & 1 digital?
Am I missing some other equipment?
Do I have the false since that I can stay a night in
the TT & watch premier channels on TV?

By the way, the TT antenna has been raised. LOL

Thanks inadvance for your insight.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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Newbie here with TV questions ..
TT (backyard) purchased new TV, hooked up to
Cable outlet & voltage plug along W/a Digital antenna -

Why am I only able to receive about 3 air & 1 digital?
Am I missing some other equipment?
Do I have the false since that I can stay a night in
the TT & watch premier channels on TV?

By the way, the TT antenna has been raised. LOL

Thanks inadvance for your insight.
Sounds to me like you need an antenna "booster" or "amplifier" I'm not sure what you mean by "premier" channels
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
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You of course have an antenna and a cable from it. You probably also have an outside hookup for cable TV. That cable will be routed to the TV area also. You of course must use the right cable.

Over the air TV needs a 12v signal booster. These need a 12v power source. They usually mount on what looks like a standard 110v recepticle. They have a small switch and a red LED light which is lit when on.

Your amtenna is directional. So you need to point it toward TV stations. In rural areas you may only get 1-3 channels, I've seen 60 in urban areas.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:52 AM   #4
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Are you trying to watch cable from the normal home hook up or are you trying to watch off air TV with the antenna.

What kind of antenna do you have?

Have you pointed it?

If you are trying to watch from the home cable, you will need to go to the TV set up and change it from antenna to cable and do a scan.

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Hi Jerry.

With a 2005 model trailer I am going to assume that there is a power booster somewhere in the trailer. Typically in a closet in 5th wheels and trailers. Start looking. Open every nook and cranny. Most for that period of time and for even today's TT's and 5er's there will be a little box mounted to the surface of the closet or cabinet. There will be 3 RF cables attached to the bottom. There will be a little black button on the face of the box. When you are watching OTA (Over The Air - antenna) television that little black button has to be pushed to turn on the booster. There should be a LED glowing when it is on. When you watch cable, connected from the outside cable input, the booster has to be off.

If you have any other configuration, all bets are off, and let us know what that configuration is.

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Old 10-31-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
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Ok, you have an owners manual issue, You failed to read and understand,, Now the reading I can not understand,, I always read 'em. The understanding.. That, I do understand,, I do not read chinese either and many of them, even if written in English, might as well be Chinese.

Now... The problem.

Depending on your RV you have either a wall plate with a switch, a 12 volt outlet, a Light and an antenna jack,

OR: a switch elsewhere with the light, the wall plate still has the outlets

OR: a box of many buttons

I will assume the first as it's most common

The light on sends power to the antenna booster up in the antenna and also selects ANTENNA as the signal source.. You now need to raise and aim the antenna.

The light off selects CABLE as the signal source, and also kills the booster.

AND, if you are not the oringial owner.. The prior owner may have messed with the cabling.
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