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Old 02-12-2015, 06:11 PM   #1
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Antenna signal malfunction. Door bell?

We love our new to us classic 30. We forgot how much a difference of 5' can make. Two questions:
1. The PO only used the satellite antenna and i am trying, unsuccessfully, to use the standard antenna. I keep getting the message that the antenna connection is weak despite the fact that the green light is on at the booster.
Should there be a coax hooked into the booster? To the right of the booster there is the connections for the satellite with a short piece of coax connecting the in and out male connectors. Help

2. Door bell does not work in spite of replacing the batteries.



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Old 02-12-2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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1. Is the ant. raised all the way up and properly aligned?
2. Sorry, I got nothing. Never had a door bell in a trailer.

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Old 02-12-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
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Where are the television(s) you are trying to use? To use the antenna, each TV should have a coax cable connected to a nearby wall jack. As Michael said, the antenna must be raised and pointed in the direction of the TV transmitters. You must set the TV for off-air signals and scan to detect them.

The jumper is where the satellite receiver would be connected. Without satellite, the outside coax connection goes through the jumper to the preamp switch and is used for campground cable with the preamp switched off.


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Old 02-12-2015, 08:28 PM   #4
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I don't have my manual with me but I recall something about a small coax jumper cable that's either connected or disconnected when using satellite. In my 27fb it's under the dining table. I've never used satellite so however it's configured works for antenna or cable for me. Wish I could be of more help....
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:07 AM   #5
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I popped out my door bell button and found a replacement from Lowes. It glows in the dark. Works great.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:08 AM   #6
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For your standard antennae, the green light on the booster box only means that it is turned on. You should have 12vdc at the connection to your antennae, but if it's a bat wing type antennae, it's possible that the bat wing itself is bad. If you are getting 12 volts at the connection and still no reception than your bat wing could be bad assuming that you have a digital TV and not an analog TV trying to pick up a digital transmission.

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