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Old 08-29-2011, 06:36 AM   #1
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Can't find Winegard antenna power box

We have a 2007 Southwind 35A with no TV signal. About 3 years ago I replaced the cabin TV with a new 32" LCD flat panel and everything worked fine. We have not used the RV for over a year and here we are camping and no signal for the TV. I spoke with my local service and they seem to think the antenna power is turned off. The problem is I can not find the power box anywhere in this RV. Anyone have an idea of where it might be, and even if I don't have one? Please help.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:10 AM   #2
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You should have a video distribution box some where next to the stereo and dvd player. Push the antennae button and that will turn on the antennae.

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Old 08-29-2011, 07:17 AM   #3
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The only box I have with power to it in that area is a AVS100HD Smart Source black box.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:03 PM   #4
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Alas that is only a video switcher if the google search I did came up right, NO RF switching.

Find the antenna cable on the TV. Follow it to whatever it connects to on the other end.

That.. is the device you are looking for.
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Same Problem

I had the same problem when we first got our Bounder. The Antenna requires power to work so it's got to be there somewhere.

For me it was a blown INLINE fuse. I virtually stumbled upon it fishing around in the back of the video cabinet.

Good luck!
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Follow the ANT coax and you should find it.. There are usually two but really 3 options.

1: Wall plate, it has a 12 volt outlet, switch, led and antenna connection
2: Box of many buttons, not unlike your video switcher but it switches RF for the most part, I seriously doubt you have this but I include it becuse.. Well.. I DO.

3: A small cube like thing, looks kind of like a splitter, but only 2 coax connecitons. This one is fed by a remote switch and may well have an in-line fuse.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:57 AM   #7
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I had a similar problem - it turned out to be the co-ax cable that runs from the Winegard antenna, down the mast and into the coach had rusted and failed. Specifically, the co-ax rusted under the boot where it goes into the coach.
I ran a new line and the problem went away.

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