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Old 09-03-2008, 07:48 AM   #1
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portable dish connect to satellite receiver?

I have a 1990 AS with a tv connector in rear compartment and a front and rear wall jack . When at RV park I can receive sat/cable tv front and rear. When I use my portable set up, I can not. I can go directly from sat. dish to sat. receiver and it works. the front wall plate has the booster for air tv. I turn it off and still no portable sat. tv , unless I run cable though the door or window directly to receiver.. I have read a couple of posts here about removing a jumper. Have not tied that ,yet. my question, will I receive signal from dish to both wall jacks when I disconect the jumper?

Any help appreciated.Thanks.


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Old 09-03-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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We have the same problem in our 2002 Classic. Satelite signal will not pass through the VHF/UHF splitter.

I have a dual LBN antenna.

I remove the jumper and connect the dish to the external connector and one receiver to the corresponding disconnect near our dinnett forward. For the rear receiver I have installed a short cable in the rear storage area which is routed to the wall next to the bed. This cable is used to connect to the dish and I just close tthe compartment door on it. the cable is soft enough to give a little and not break.

I keep a supply of quick disconnects, barells, cable connectors and crimp tool.


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Old 09-03-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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This may be a bit had to follow in the pictures but I will try and explain my set up.

I have Directv, campground cable, trailer antenna analog, and trailer antenna Digital all feeding one TV.

First I installed a connector on the outside of the trailer just below the cabinet in the living room. This cable was feed up to the white plate that is attached to the top of the cabinet, see picture. I use this connection for my Satellite and campground cable inputs. If you study the picture you will see that there is a splitter just to the right of this connector on the table top. One wire from that splitter goes directly to the TV via the 3 way splitter, and feeds the campground signal to the TV. The other wire from that splitter goes to the satellite box, closest to the wall, and is used for Satellite viewing. A wire from the satellite box goes to the 3 way splitter and in turn to the TV.

With the new digital broadcasting I have installed my digital converter box, strapped to the wall in front of the Satellite box. The wire from the trailer antenna goes to this box. My digital box will pass either analog or digital signal and the output from this box goes to the 3 way splitter.

This system gives me complete freedom but only supplies the one TV. I would assume if you could isolate the wire that feeds the rear TV and attach it to the extra connection on the 3 way splitter you could use all systems on the rear TV. The only problem would be the all controlling of the rear TV would be through the living room and you could not watch different programing at the same time.
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:33 PM   #4
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In my trailer, under the cradenza there is a plate that says "sat in" "sat out". Hook the "sat in" to the LNB side of the receiver and the "sat out"to the "TV out" on the receiver. Turn off the amplifier in the trailer. Hook up the TVs like normal, it should work front and back, both TVs will be on the same channel.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:59 PM   #5
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Portable Dish Connect.

Hey, Thanks a bunch all.

I can take it from here, now. All your solutions are clear. I will check them out and let you know how the results pan out, as to which one is the best fit for my trailer.

It may be a while before I get to . Our next trip is a ways away. Hope to have it solved by then.

thanks, again.

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