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Old 05-18-2015, 09:53 PM   #1
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Satellite reception

I need help with my satellite reception. I don't pretend to be an electronics guru but I know just enough to be dangerous. lol My problem is when I set up my satellite dish I can't get a signal at the receiver when I use the trailer's "cable tv" connection. When I go directly to the receiver with the coaxial cable from the satellite dish I have no problems. I have used this trailer "cable TV" connection before at campgrounds that had cable service with no issues. I used my ohm meter to check the trailer's coaxial cable for continuity and there was no problem. It had good continuity. We have a 2015 Jayco 18 SRB. There is no switch to toggle between the roof mounted antenna or cable use. The only switch is the signal booster power button. I can run the cable through a window but I'd rather not for security reasons and an entry point for bugs. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:55 PM   #2
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If you have a splitter in the coax at some point the satellite signal most likely won't work. On my last trailer I had to use an A B switch to split the signals between my living room TV and the bedroom TV. The trailer originally had a splitter wired in the unit and the satellite did not work until I removed it. Continuity was always good.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:32 AM   #3
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Your Jayco should have an a/b antenna switch someplace. You need to disconnect the b end from the plate and run that to your receiver. Then from the receiver direct to the TV via an hdmi cable. Should work then. There should be a picture in your owners documentation.


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Old 05-19-2015, 09:24 AM   #4
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My sat receiver pointed out that it required a diff type wire than most rv mfgs installed, and thus it had to be connected with same. Have a 2012 Eagle t/t, and had the two cables from sat run thru roof. Its wired direct, and works fine.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:44 AM   #5
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You can get a coax wiring diagram from Jayco customer service. Our current trailer was easy to figure out how to connect to a satellite with the diagram. If you do a forum search you will find several threads that address hook-ups that may work for your RV.
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cable tv in is not what you want for sat TV. run a separate line..
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arkhillbilly, my fifth wheel had a similar setup. I had to connect the satellite to a separate connection. First time using the satellite, I learned the antenna switch had to be "off" for the satellite to work. Then I used the TV remote to change input from antenna, to wherever your satellite input connects to the TV (HDMI, A/V, or whatever). Then go through the satellite box to find channels.
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:22 PM   #8
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A GREAT big thanks for everyone's help! The problem has been solved by removing the coax cable from the splitter at the antenna power booster/splitter. I connected the "Cable TV" coax cable to its own barrel connecter plate. The parts were less than $5.00 at Lowes. I now get excellent satellite reception using the exterior "Cable TV" connection! I'm now a HaPPy camper knowing I want have to run a dedicated coax cable from the Dish through a window to the receiver!
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Congrats. It just takes a little time and effort and experimenting with each different set up. I love my satellite, especially during football season. Got to have my NFL package and track my buccaneers! Our favorite motto, "Wait until next year!". Maybe next year is finally here! lol
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