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Old 06-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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No television reception

Hi all,
I have a 2012 Swift 184BH that has the crank-up TV antenna with signal booster but I can't get any reception with this TV http://www.amazon.com/NTD-1552-16-In...8998030&sr=1-1
I'm a novice so forgive my ignorance but all I'm doing is plugging the TV in using the DC 12-volt cord, raising the antenna, pushing in the signal booster button and doing a channel search in "air" mode on the TV(as apposed to "cable" mode, but I tried both)
I bought a coaxial cable to connect the TV to the wall but haven't tried that yet. Is that my problem?
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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You are kidding right? Yes, connect the tv to the signal booster with the coax.
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No unfortunately I wasn't. I wasn't sure if there was power going from the 12 volt outlet to the signal booster. Brain fart I guess. Sorry I'm such an idiot Norty
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Lol. You need to connect the coax.

You might also look into purchasing the "wingman" attacent for your antennae. It takes about a minute to install, no tools required and it picks up even more stations.
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X2 on the wingman.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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No unfortunately I wasn't. I wasn't sure if there was power going from the 12 volt outlet to the signal booster. Brain fart I guess. Sorry I'm such an idiot Norty
I hope I did not infer that! Glad you got it going. The first time is always the learning experience.
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Don't feel bad russell, first time I tried it, I forgot the booster, got no channels. Father in law reminded me I had a booster, picked up 20 channels over the air. Some audio only, but that is better than my plasma screen at home can pull in with its tuner. just another noob mistake. We are gonna make some, everybody does. Enjoy the trailer.
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Don't feel bad russell, first time I tried it, I forgot the booster, got no channels. Father in law reminded me I had a booster, picked up 20 channels over the air. Some audio only, but that is better than my plasma screen at home can pull in with its tuner. just another noob mistake. We are gonna make some, everybody does. Enjoy the trailer.
Forgetting to turn on the booster is a common mistake among new RV owners. It simply will not pick up any channels without the booster on.
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Russell - You will be amazed of the digital HDTV signals you are getting. We get 6-36 digital HDTV signals just about anywhere we go here on the East side of the US. I think the stations are more spread out on west side of the US..

Our TV is a Vizio HDTV and after we scan in the digital stations it jumps to life with FULL BLOWN HIGH DEF HDTV "full screen" high quality TV reception. You dont get this quality with the cable TV at the camp sites.

Even when we are at camp sites with cable we always tune in the digital stations from the local towns using the batwing OTA antenna and watch the local station is FULL HDTV mode. Then switch back to cable to watch the CNN and movie channels there.

It was so good for us getting the new NATL BROADCAST Digital TV we stopped bringing along our SAT RCVR as it was a pian in the neck picking up SAT channels. Now we watch all of the LOCAL Channels using OTA. If we are camping into the woods and really want towatch a CABLE CHANNEL we can get it usually just fine using the internet.

The trick I learned with my VIZIO (this may be different for you) but when I start scanning in digital TV signals if I dont see any stations popping up on the digital counter within the first 15% of scanning I stop the scanning and move the antenna a few degrees in either direction. On my TV the lwo numbered CBS-ABC-NBC-FOX station are on the bottom end with the PBS stations on the high numbered end. My VIZIO takes 6-10 minutes to make a full scan so starting over again at a different pointing location of the batwing antenna helps me not to have to wait so long for the scan to fisnh only to start it all over again.

Having the UHF add-on to the batwing antenna sure helped us with more stations.

Not bad watching full screen high def CBS NCIS digital TV when way back in the woods.
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Roy, that's good advise about stopping at the 15 percent and starting over again. One thing I do is check out the neighbors antennae. If most are facing one direction I copy that.
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