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Old 05-21-2016, 04:30 PM   #1
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What to connect my tv

Says tv antenna on this underneath the front entertainment part, but it's just a 2 pin thing? What is this? Really like to set up my tv and get a signal. Thanks



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Old 05-21-2016, 05:04 PM   #2
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looks like a connector for the old 300 ohm twinlead.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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I guess you could get a connector to adapt the new coax cable to the old twin lead. With the old antenna I'm not sure what you'd get, but it might be worth a try.

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The old antenna will be OK, RF is still RF. The old 300-ohm twinlead between the cable and that connector may not be any good by now, however. I'd expect the insulation to have broken down in many places rendering it even worse than brand new twinlead.
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I don't think the female plug is available.
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Well on one end of my airstream it looks like it's already been adapted, took of the cover on the other one hoping to copy it but there's loads of wires leading into it that the other doesn't have. Here's a photo of each, any ideas?



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There are two threads on this very subject going on at the same time.
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Ha dunno how that happened!
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Hello: The brown rectangle is an analog signal booster that is powered by 12 volts. On the outside of the white case, there should be a black slide switch that turns the booster on and off. (it is not needed in areas with a strong TV signal) Since TV signals today are digital, the signal booster is useless, and can be removed. Old analog antennas can pick up digital signals. I do not see an incoming cable from the antenna, unless it is that black cable in the background. As someone has already suggested, the cable from the antenna is probably in poor physical condition, and it won't carry a good signal from the antenna to your TV set. You didn't say what kind of antenna you have, but I suspect that it is the folding type that you can rotate from inside your RV. I would run a new 75 ohm cable from the antenna (you will need a matching 75/300 ohm transformer at the antenna) to where this opening in the wall is. You can either run the 75 ohm cable directly to the TV in one piece, or you can be fancy and retro fit the 75 ohm cable by drilling a hole for a male 75 ohm connector between the two small holes for the old 300 ohm connector tha would allow you to unplug the TV from the wall with no cable showing. I'm not sure if new TV's have a 75 ohm connectors anymore, so you might want to check that out first.

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Hello: The brown rectangle is an analog signal booster that is powered by 12 volts. On the outside of the white case, there should be a black slide switch that turns the booster on and off. (it is not needed in areas with a strong TV signal. Since TV signals today are digital, the signal booster is useless, and canbe removed. I do not see an incoming cable from the antenna, unless it is that black cable in the background. As someone has already suggested, the cable from the antenna is probably in poor physical condition, and it won't carry a good signal from the antenna to your TV set. You didn't say what kind of antenna you have, but I suspect that it is the folding that you can rotate from inside your RV. I would run a new 75 ohm cable from the antenna (you will need a matching 75/300 ohm transformer at the antenna) to where this opening in the wall is. You can either run the 75 ohm cable directly to the TV in one piece, or you can be fancy and retro fit the 75 ohm cable by drilling a hole for a male 75 ohm connector between the two small holes for the old 300 ohm connector tha would allow you to unplug the TV from the wall with no cable showing. I'm not sure if new TV's have a 75 ohm connectors anymore, so you might want to check that out first.

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