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Old 10-31-2015, 08:21 AM   #11
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Antennaweb.org is another great place to look for channel.
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Old 10-31-2015, 01:32 PM   #12
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The wall plate looks similar:

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The cable from there goes to the splitter then another cable goes from the splitter to the tv.

We are at Cape Lookout state park near Tillamook OR. From looking at some of those websites (cell service is pretty marginal here) it looks like there aren't any transmitters nearby. I think that is our problem. I will troubleshoot this more when we get home.

Thanks for your help everyone!
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:07 PM   #13
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Not mentioned anywhere you also must have a DIGITAL TV SET. It could be your RV TV is an older analog TV. You have to select ANTENNA and then scan for digital tv stations when you have the BATWING antenna pointed towards the local town that is transmitting BROADCAST TV.

The NATL BROADCAST local transmitters don't broadcast analog TV anymore...

You can also do like everyone else and look around the camp ground and see where everyone is pointing with their antennas.

Might even invite one of them over and offer some coffee...

If you have never used your TV before are you sure you even have one on the roof haha...

This is what my BATWING Antenna looks like


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Help! How do I watch TV?

Thanks Roy Ken. Yes there is an antenna, although I think this is the first time I have had it cranked up haha. And the tv is a newer one - it was scanning for both analog and digital channels.

But now we are enjoying a good storm, power is out, rain is falling sideways, getting back to more basic camping (in our 25-foot enclosed, heated, dry "tent"). I have a hot cup of coffee and a good book. And I don't have to go outside to use the restroom. Life is good.
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If you are in a RV park ask some one else what they are getting for reception. That should tell you if you have a problem.
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does the batwing help? I have seen them but not sure how well they work.
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WAYNEM - That sounds neato to me haha... I love those times as good as the no event nights...

I try to plan all of these things before going camping on what works and what I need to do to make them work,.. These are known as PLAN Bs....

We have camped out in the back yard several time just testing out something new we just recently purchased...

No better place to try to out new things.

We have found the BAT WING that has the DIPOLES are the best all around antenna for picking up the BROADCAST TV channels... We camp the most here on the east side of the US and will get a 20 channels or so everytime we use it.

When camping up n the high country we may get as many as 90-100 channels but most of it is duplicated from the various towns we are pointing to. When this happens we then just pick the best one that works...

Also all of the new digital TV now is full blown HIGH DEF TV... Better than the SD tv we used to get from the SAT TV...

I like to find a good 24/7 radar channel and keep checking it. It is always good to know where the wind storms are coming from when you are camping in a POPUP camper...

I love having the small challenges when camping... What fun would it be if you just showed up somewhere eat supper, watch TV, and go to bed haha... You can do that at a motel anytime...

You will get it all figured out sooner or later...

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I prefer a campfire and looking at the stars. We usually bring the laptop computer so my daughter can watch a DVD during quiet time, and if need be I can watch an episode of Band of Brothers before bed.
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We have been in CGs especially in hilly country where we could pick up zero channels. Other times we had a few good channels that would go completely out after dark.
It's ok. We don't have to watch tv to enjoy camping.
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I thought TV was tow vehicle, anyway...hahaha.
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