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Old 01-24-2016, 04:10 PM   #1
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No signal at outside coax connector

Does the OTA booster also power the single coax connector next to the outdoor television mount?

I guess another way to ask this question: What provides a signal to the outdoor coax connector? Isn't it both cable and the OTA booster?

(Was told during PDI that the pre-wired satellite will NOT feed this single connector.)
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:24 PM   #2
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Pretty sure the outside antenna jack is just the antenna . the connection may not be tight behind the cover. or may not even be hooked up from thr booster,as ther is a 2 way splitter hidden there somewhere. Nothing is checked at factory (Sadly)and most dealers never even look at tv hookups.
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:09 PM   #3
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TxCowboy there is a general cable schematic on the documents page under systems. I rang out of unit this past summer and it is hooked up that way. Looks like the outside is feed from campground cable or ant, but not sat.
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:02 PM   #4
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That's a good schematic and confirms what I was expecting to experience but did not.

The outside hookup is for both cable and antenna which answers both questions in my original post.

So the OTA broadcast that I'm seeing in the television inside the RV should also be viewable using the outside hookup, right?

Also, if I'm going to have to chase cable connectors, where do I need to start? Where's the splitter between the indoor cable/antenna connection and the outdoor connection?
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:28 PM   #5
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That's a good schematic and confirms what I was expecting to experience but did not.

The outside hookup is for both cable and antenna which answers both questions in my original post.

So the OTA broadcast that I'm seeing in the television inside the RV should also be viewable using the outside hookup, right?

Also, if I'm going to have to chase cable connectors, where do I need to start? Where's the splitter between the indoor cable/antenna connection and the outdoor connection?
Start by opening the outlet with the pushbutton/amplifier switch and light. In a one TV configuration, the other part of the split, behind the wall plate, goes to the radio. So in your configuration, that outlet, which would go to the radio, probably goes to a splitter right there in the wall, then split to your outside outlet, and also the radio. Hopefully, you can pull the cable up enough to get to it. If you have no luck there, look behind your radio. The second outlet feed to the radio might be split at that location, and then feed both the radio and the outside outlet. If you don't find the splitter at either end, then it's deep in the wall. If that is the case, you might get an electronic expert to track for a signal presence in the wall. Could be tricky, in that it's shielded cable. Good luck.
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So there's a splitter that splits into another splitter? No wonder none of this makes sense.

EDIT: The schematic doesn't show a connection to the radio. Is that missing from the schematic?

Marty, good post. Thanks!
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So there's a splitter that splits into another splitter? No wonder none of this makes sense.

EDIT: The schematic doesn't show a connection to the radio. Is that missing from the schematic?

Marty, good post. Thanks!
No, but they all do that. The radio, a vehicle unit, needs an external antenna, especially inside the metal skin of a TT. Look at the connections going to the radio. It is a "user" of your amplified TV antenna. Makes it difficult to watch cable TV in one area with amplifier off, and have radio in another, where you need amplifier on.
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:26 PM   #8
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OK, Marty, that makes sense. The Jensen AMW968 manual shows the single blue wire on the 20 pin harness is for the power antenna. It's the only blue wire and the only antenna connection.

I'll try to do some tracing on this tomorrow afternoon and will post what I find out, if anything.

I don't plan on unplugging anything but just look for loose connections.
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OK, Marty, that makes sense. The Jensen AMW968 manual shows the single blue wire on the 20 pin harness is for the power antenna. It's the only blue wire and the only antenna connection.

I'll try to do some tracing on this tomorrow afternoon and will post what I find out, if anything.

I don't plan on unplugging anything but just look for loose connections.
That's 12 volts for a car with a power antenna, I.e. power to make the antenna go up when the radios on, and vice versa.
All car radios also have an antenna feed, a coaxial cable. That's where the feed will come in. Not on the 20 pin. You'll see it when you look behind the radio. There should be some slim, tin tools in your bag of manuals used to pull a radio forward out of the panel or dashboard.
Or if you can, access from the rear or side.
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:13 AM   #10
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Just so I don't lose track of the original issue, I have no video/audio at the outdoor coax connection near the door where the television mount and receptacle is located.

My intent is to chase the coax cable, looking for a loose connection there somewhere. There should already be a connection between the cable feed from the rear of the RV (where the satellite and cable input are located) to the indoor television & OTA antenna (looks to be a jumper there of some sort) which would then continue to the doorside coax connection. The doorside connection is the one that's not working.

Just to ask: Is there some other switch somewhere that I've overlooked that activates this outdoor connection?
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:06 PM   #11
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DW just made an interesting comment.

She recalls that, during the PDI, the service guy said that the outdoor coax connection was "cable only".

Is your outside TV connection cable only?
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:30 PM   #12
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SOLVED: It was a loose connector at the outside connection. It was held on by about one turn of the connector.

For those looking at the schematic, it is accurate.

Thanks, Marty!
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:15 PM   #13
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I knew it was a connection problem...as usual..
And for Christine..your turn to tell the assemblers to make sure everything is tight with connections and maybe implement a quality check list to be conducted before the trailer leaves the factory...plus like I and others have stated...slow the line down and do a better job. It is not up the the buyer to have to fix this type of preventable problem.
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Glad the schematic helped
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:23 AM   #15
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I first used my outside tv yesterday, the first thing I saw on the tv was No Signal. After all the trips I made to try and mount this tv I was highly aggravated.

Then I pushed Scan For Channels on the new vizio tv and all was solved.

Now I just have to find a god storage solution for the outside tv when it's not being used, right now it's under the bed sitting on our spare comforter.
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:44 AM   #16
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Late entry...Any time you have trouble with either coax systems in your RV first check the connectors...CR uses the cheapest connectors on the market...The connectors in both my Cruisers were screw on (junk) connectors...I replaced them all with crimp connectors you can buy the crimp tools and connectors at Home Depot...
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Glad to hear that you located the problem and got it fixed.
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