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Old 08-31-2014, 03:59 PM   #11
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You realize you have to be setup for ANTENNA from the TV MENU. Have the booster on indicated by a small LED light ON at the antenna panel.

Then you point the BATWING roof antenna towards the local town that has the digital HDTV BROADCAST station. Then you have to scan for digital stations from the menu and hopefully will start picking up DIGITAL TV STATIONS being counted. We always see 6 or more just about about anywhere we go on the East side of the US.

If you don't see any DIGITAL STATIONS being counted then stop the scan and move the antenna one way or the other just a little. Then start scan all over again.

When the scan has completed (sometime take 5-10 minutes) then you should be able to watch some high def HDTV signals from the local town...

With DIGITAL HDTV BROADCAST TV signals it is usually perfect reception or nothing at all - not like the old days of seeing "snowy" pictures and peaking up on them...

The low numbers station start being picked up first. Generally if you don't see any station being counted in the first 15% of the scan you can stop scanning and move the antenna a bit...

You must scan every time you setup. The digital stations all use different numbers sequences.

enjoy...

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Old 09-02-2014, 06:02 AM   #12
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I use tvfool.com to know the direction of the TV signals in relation to the campground. In combination with a compass, I can quickly aim the antenna and then tweak for maximum signal.

My first mod to my Winegard batwing antenna was to add the Wingman accessory which greatly aids in the reception of UHF channels. Most digital OTA channels have a UHF channel assignment.

I echo the same points of making sure the antenna booster is on and a fresh channel scan has been performed in antenna setup on the TV. At this time, make sure that the source for any channel scan is antenna, not cable.

And make sure that the coax connections are snug, including the one under the weather boot on the antenna itself and behind the wall mounted stereo unit. Also, make sure that the bare coax wire is straight and not bent (as it protrudes from the barrel head connector) in confirming a proper connection.

The only other thing that comes to mind is interference from other devices running at the same time. In my hybrid, before upgrading to a Fantastic Fan in the bathroom, the original fan, when running, would interfere.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:15 AM   #13
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You must scan every time you setup. The digital stations all use different numbers sequences.

enjoy...

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I second that. You may need to scan more then 1 or two times. Just bc you scanned at home doesn't mean those channels will work at camp. Just keep rotating and scanning. And yes some scans can be 10 min +!!! AHHHH!!!
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:01 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the replies. I will look into adding the accessory to the antenna. We are heading back to the campground next weekend and will see if it is any better.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:36 PM   #15
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1 Your TV input has to be on antenna
2 you have to re-scan for channels where you are
3 Go to main menu, then to "Channels" to do a program scan
4 Point your antenna in the direction of the TV towers, if your not sure go to TV Fool.com and put in the zip code of the campground it will show you where to point it and what channels you should be able to pickup.
5 As stated above make sure your booster is on...little green light will be on next to the switch.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:15 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the replies. The camp ground we are going to frequent has poor reception for our camper. Just got back from another camp ground and everything worked fine.
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You can also try antennaweb.org for info for aiming the antenna
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