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Old 05-31-2015, 04:33 PM   #1
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Winegard Antennae Booster

Hi Folks,

I have a question about the Winegard Antennae Booster and how it is intended to be cabled up.

My particular winegard antenna booster has two coax jacks. The top one is labelled Aux/Sat and the lower one is labelled TV. Additionally there is a little button and Green LED.

Currently; there is a coax running from the TV Set and the Coax jack labelled TV. However, I am now questioning how these two coax jacks are interconnnected if at all. I had this question when we happened to be looking at new trailers at a dealer and their two coax jacks were hooked together with a 3" coax cable connecting top coax jack to the bottom coax jack. This now has me pondering how these coax jacks are intended to be used and how are they wired.

I am curious if the button does anything additional besides send power to the antennae. Does it switch which coax input connection reaches TV?

I have always presumed that if I ever added satellite, that I would need to disconnect the TV set from the TV coax jack and connect it to the SAT coax connection jack. But now I am questioning if I am misunderstanding something.


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Old 05-31-2015, 08:01 PM   #2
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Do a forum search on the subject. There are a few blogs complete with pictures and narrative that anyone can follow.

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Old 05-31-2015, 08:16 PM   #3
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Go to home, and scroll down to "tech talk". Rustic Eagle and others have tons of info posted on your subject.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:04 PM   #4
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Do what I did. Remove the screws from the coax plate and pull it out slowly, the internal cable wires are attached behind. You will see that this plate, with the 2 connectors and the 3" jumper, is a distribution point that in my case feeds another plate with a single connector and the other Tv's. In my case one to the bedroom and one to the basement. I disconnected the one to the basement and changed the splitter from 3 to 2 to prevent the Loss of signal, improving the signal to the bedroom. You will also see where the antenna cable is connected at the rear of the plate. The 3" jumper changes the path depending on if you are hooked to cable or using the antenna. The button only turns on the 12 v power to the antenna booster. If that button isn't on then you will not get a signal from the antenna. If you are hooked up to cable and the button is on it wil interfere with the signal.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:44 AM   #5
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The aux / sat is wired to your external input connection. the TV one is wired to your roof top antenna.

My dish receiver is hook to aux via coax and an HDMI cable to the TV. My TV is hooked to TV via coax, green light on. I can switch inputs on the TV and get either over the air or sat signals.
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