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Old 02-14-2015, 11:59 AM   #15
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I have exactly the reverse problem. The PO only used satellite and I can't figure out how to switch to antenna. The picture is the booster with the coax wiring that was in place. despite pressing the button and getting the green light I still get a reading of antenna poor. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 02-14-2015, 01:13 PM   #16
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I have a 2001 Safari. The cable in my trailer is RG-6. I am using it for an external satellite link. Here is how I did it:
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:24 AM   #17
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Maybe this should be a new post but this is so close....

We have a 2007 Classic. Antenna works fine, as does cable when switching to cable "on" through TV. Assumed satellite would work same so connected through outside cable connection. Receiver says searching, shuts down, resets itself, so all seemed well. We have used this Tailgater and 211k receiver for 3-4 years in other units. So, tried running cable through door. Same thing! Satellite dish even whirs. So, assumed bad cables. TV is on 3. Forgot to try on 4 just in case.

We have one TV only, up front, and one plate with one cable connection with a 12v plug above it, all on one plastic faceplate.

The book talks about the jumper thing but doesn't say where it is. There is a huge metal plate on the side of the cabinet but the TV mount is mounted on top of it.
Haven't tried looking behind DVD player but can't imagine it's there, way up front.

Assuming I can solve the problem of why a direct connect doesn't work, where will I
find the little jumper cable set up? Or, with only the one TV, is it possible we can
use the cable connection?

A new connection outside is looking better and better but I'm not drilling into this Airstream!

Any help will be much appreciated. Oh, and the hdmi on tv is covered up by mounting plate so running cable from out on receiver to in on TV. Do I need to connect with those color-coded cables? Or try to access hdmi outlet on TV?

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Old 11-09-2015, 08:44 AM   #18
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Found loop behind silverware drawer so will try that!
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:07 AM   #19
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I have exactly the reverse problem. The PO only used satellite and I can't figure out how to switch to antenna. The picture is the booster with the coax wiring that was in place. despite pressing the button and getting the green light I still get a reading of antenna poor. What am I doing wrong?

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The jumper connection is in place so that is good.

Make sure the TV's channel settings are set for antenna vs Cable. Check the owners manual to see how to switch to antenna.

Press the button on the 12v plate to turn on the amplifier.

You will probably have to run a channel search from the TV. If there is a choice between analog or digital choose digital.

If it still doesn't work then you will need to pull out the amplifier plate to verify there is a connection from the antenna cable. Also check the antenna outside for a good clean connection.

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It all work using the red blue yellow cable thins so now trying to access hdmi on back of TV to use.
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:53 AM   #21
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It's working on cable " on" on TV and antenna booster off. ??? But, obviously, there is no cable power to that outlet. Hmmm, maybe antenna and off will mean I do t have to use hdmi? I will try that first. Thanks.
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Horseylady, I don't have satellite but my understanding is you have to turn off the TV antenna amplifier, then disconnect the jumper cable. Connect the coax to the input of the jumper and connect the other end to the satellite receiver coax input. From the satellite receiver you have to get the signal over to the TV, either by running coax back down to the jumper plate and connect to the other connector which will goes to the TV back to the TV amplifier plate. The TV would have to be set to Channel 3 or 4. Or you can connect RCA cables to the TV via the audio input panel on the side panel of the audio cabinet. Inside behind the radio is a Sony input box that will switch from the radio/DVD to the TV's RCA cables. The last type of connection is a standalone HDMI cable from the satellite receiver to the TV HDMI. If the TV mount is in the way you can purchase a 90 degree HDMI connector.

Might be easier to install a shelf above he TV to hold the satellite receiver, connect the satellite to the coax connector on the amplifier and run HDMI cable to the TV. Use either the TV speakers or set the Sony radio for TV source for audio. You won't have to worry about disconnecting the jumper.

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If you found the jumper, your 211k receiver needs to be connected there. You connect the Sat in on the 211k to the plate connector that goes outside and the TV Set Out connector to the other connector and set the preamp pushbutton like you would for cable. This connection will only give you standard definition. If you have a digital TV you will have to scan.

If the jumper plate is near your TV set, you can use HDMI or component outputs and get HD.

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Once we located the loop behind the drawer it was pretty easy from there. The mount plate covered up the HDMI port on the tv so I went and got a 90, not realizing there is a right and left, so we took tv down and cut a hole in the plate to run HDMI cable through.

What I don't understand is the part about not having to disconnect the jumper, Kevin. I need to look at it again when we actually start using it but we have antenna and satellite so, for now, we're happy.

Thanks for all your help. We will be referring to theses posts in the future I'm sure.
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Oops. Kelvin. I'm sorry.
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