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Old 06-08-2007, 08:07 AM   #1
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Satellite/IN problems

Hello,

I have a 2005 Safari 25SS. I am having trouble with the outside SAT/IN connection. When I hook my receiver up direct it works fine, but when I use the outside connection, no signal. The circuit seems to be open. I have a jumper below my dinette that is labled SAT/Cable IN and SAT/Cable Out, the two are connected with a small jumper. I have tried to hook the cable going to the dish in both of these locations with no avail.

I hope I don't have to put a coax cable accross the floor for my week long trip.
If anyone has experienced this problem please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-08-2007, 09:27 AM   #2
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Coaxial should run from SAT/IN to receiver The receiver has different inputs for satellite and cable. Avoid splitters and connectors. Make sure you have satellite grade coaxial wire. Output coaxial goes to SAT/OUT. Make sure receiver and TV are both on channel 3 or 4 for satellite.
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. The satellite works fine when connected to the receiver(not using the outside connection mounted in the weatherproof box)

I was under the assumption the the outside coax connection was continuous to the outlet mounted in the cabinet, where the TV jack is (and where I would like to mount my SAT recevier.

It seems that the wire from the weatherproof box on the outside of the trailer(SAT/IN) is open.

I hope all of this makes sense.


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Old 06-08-2007, 10:11 AM   #4
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Good a.m. I have had the same problem....actually every time I go out on a trip and try to connect my dish. The connection is possible; you do not need to run a separate coax.

If I were closer to my trailer, I would go and look at my diagram which I made for myself because I cannot remember how to do the deed every time.

Experiment!! The little jumper under the credenza has to be changed because I believe that the TV booster not only has to be OFF but isolated...

Bypass the booster. Good Luck
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:15 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply. I will try the plug and play and post the results. I have a "Toner" kit here and I will hopefully know something by this afternoon.

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Old 06-08-2007, 11:35 AM   #6
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What is a "Toner kit"? That little jumper cable and its connections are a bear to unscrew and and reattach.

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A toner and probe are for finding wires. The Toner attaches to the wire and sends a signal that is picked up by the probe. Whent the wire is contacted the probe will beep.

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Old 06-08-2007, 10:11 PM   #8
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*****UPDATE*****

I got it working tonight. I was trying to put the satellite receiver in the cabinet closest to the TV. Therein lies the problem. The wiring for that location does not exist.

I hooked it up as follows:

With the 2" long factory jumper removed

on the face plate with two outputs (sat/in) (sat/out) I ran two 3' coax cables up to the dinette. I used 90 degree coax fitting to make the cable lay flat against the wall.

Next I plugged the cables in the the sat/in out to tv terminals on the receiver.

Then I hook the satellite to the outside connection.

It came on and worked fine.


All this time I was expecting there to be a splitter somewhere that would put the "out to TV wire in the adjacent cabinet.


Thanks for all the help you all offered.

Have a good weekend,

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