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Old 05-02-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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Pointing TV Antennae?

Our TV antennae is just a bar. How do we go about pointing the antennae? There's a pull down dial inside the camper used to rotate the antennae and that pull down dial has a little arrow on it. Is that what we are supposed to use?

Also, there's a plate above the pull down part with the same arrow. I believe you are supposed to line up the two arrows to put the antennae down, right?
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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I believe you are correct. After you crank it up you can pull down on the dial and it will swivel around until you get the desired reception. The arrows must be lined up to crank up and down.
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I believe you are correct. After you crank it up you can pull down on the dial and it will swivel around until you get the desired reception. The arrows must be lined up to crank up and down.
Thats how it works.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:57 AM   #4
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And the arrow on the pull down dial points in the direction of where you think the broadcast comes from?
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Does your tv have a signal strength meter? If so I'd use that to point the antenna to get the best signal.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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For starters, I look at the other rigs with antennas up and start with the same general direction they are in.

Here: http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/maps/
is a site that has some interesting info. You can find stations in your area and it gives you compass headings to point to them. You will need a boy scout compass. Most digital reception at a location will only come from 1 or 2 general directions and this map will give you some tips.
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The problem is that I don know what direction to turn the antennae once I know where the signal is coming from. Is the arrow on the pull down dial supposed to be aimed at the desired location?
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:38 AM   #8
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Aiming

With your antenna pointing any direction, note the arrow direction and the antenna direction.

Then go to this Website and find the type of antenna you have. Look at the arrow in the photo of your antenna and you can see if the arrow on the pull-down part is in line with the direction to aim or opposite. It may even be at a 90' angle to the arrow. Mine is that way

Good luck and I don't think we can help more.
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The problem is that I don know what direction to turn the antennae once I know where the signal is coming from. Is the arrow on the pull down dial supposed to be aimed at the desired location?
The "bar" type antenna is known as a dipole antenna. The best reception is in the direction perpendicular to the line of the bar. In other words, it's bi-directional, 90 degrees from the line formed by the bar. Visually compare the inside arrow with the axis of the bar, and go from there.
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As the last 2 posters have stated there is no set rule. The arrow is for you to know where the antenna has to be to sit on the roof for travel. When you raise it w/o turning it, look at it from the outside and see which direction it is pointing. The widest part of the antenna should point in the direction of the station. It receives from both directions.

It can be as scientific or as simple as you want to be with it.
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