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Old 04-29-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
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OK. Will a Winegard antenna work?

1999 30' Motorhome, Winegard antenna (no idea what model - - manual does not identify it) installed. I plan to ditch the two existing TVs and replace with a 12 DCV HDTV/DVD unit. So, will the existing antenna do the trick?
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It should work fine! I use the Winegard crank-up batwing-type antenna which is probably what you have, and as long as the TV is digital, (which all new ones are) you'll be able to pick up digital and analog stations. No special equipment needed, just the coaxial connection.
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I am a new owner of a 2007 Bambi, no operations manuals came with it. I can't get the TV to to get channels with tHe wine grad antenna. It works fine with a dvd. Do I need to buy a new antenna or what should I trouble shoot first?
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I am a new owner of a 2007 Bambi, no operations manuals came with it. I can't get the TV to to get channels with tHe wine grad antenna. It works fine with a dvd. Do I need to buy a new antenna or what should I trouble shoot first?
1. Double check that the ant amp is powered on.
2. TV is set to antenna.
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Comprose and Chucke: If you search Winegard Sensar and go to the link for the Winegard site you can download the manual.

Chucke: As Michael said, check to see that the amp is powered on. There should be a coax jack plate where your TV is connected to the antenna. There is a button on it and a green LED. If you press the button in, it sends power to the preamp in the antenna and switches the jack that goes to the TV to the antenna. If the button is not pressed in and the LED is off, the TV is connected to the wire that runs to the outside for connection to a cable system. The new digital TVs have to scan to find signals. You have to go into the menu system and set it for antenna or cable, depending on what you are connected to, and scan. If using the antenna you will need to know where the transmitters are to point the antenna. You can go to antennaweb.org and enter your zip code to get a map of the TV stations you should be able to receive. As long as you know which way is north at your location you can then rotate the antenna to the proper direction. This should be done before scanning.

If I'm telling you things that you already know, sorry, but sometimes a little detail is helpful.

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