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Old 04-30-2020, 10:13 AM   #1
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Smile "T.V" antenna

sitting in my driveway i only get 1 channel.Thats with the factory antenna.can i plug another attenna in the cable plug at the back of the trailer.Is there a better way to pick up local T.V . I dont want to get in a major removal.Thanks and stay safe .I hope all of the members are covid free ,lets get back to camping
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Did you turn on your antenna amplifier? It's usually located where you connect the tv to the cable outlet.
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Old 04-30-2020, 10:59 AM   #4
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yes the red light is on .thanks for the reply
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Old 04-30-2020, 11:01 AM   #5
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Try scanning for channels at night, less interference, and you might pull more than one.

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You might also try a signal strength meter for your antenna. They are relatively inexpensive, and helps you set the rotation of the antenna for the strongest signal.
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Older dipole RV antennas are notoriously directional and must be aimed in line of sight to transmitter with no obstructions - trees, buildings, power lines, and etc., for best reception. The newer multi directional still must have clear line of sight and are usually less able to draw in distant signals. Any transmitter over 25 miles away will be a challenge to clearly receive and stay locked.
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Not sure what you have for a antenna. If you have the crank up kind make sure it is fully raised then you have to turn it then scan then turn and scan until you get the best reception. We usually try straight up then a 1/4 turn one way then 1/4 turn more then the same for the other side . Then what ever way has the best reception we go back to. Takes a while to scan with each position. If someone is close you can see what direction there antenna is pointed and start there.

If you have the UFO looking kind they are hit and miss. I have a uncle with that type and we get TV when he doesn't.

And as stated remember to turn on the booster.
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