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Old 09-27-2017, 05:46 PM   #1
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Weak Signal Cause Pixilated Screen Equal Frustration

Can anyone suggest what we can do to boost our cable connection. Channels fade in and out. Is there a fix?
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Make sure your antenna "boost" button is off if you are hooked up to cable instead of watching over-the-air via the antenna. It should be located on the wall near the tv. Lights up when it's 'on.' If you leave it on when using cable it will diminish the cable signal.
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Can anyone suggest what we can do to boost our cable connection. Channels fade in and out. Is there a fix?
We have had some success with using a cleaning solution on both sides of the connection, and then using a wrench to attach the cable tighter than hand-tight.
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Make sure your antenna "boost" button is off if you are hooked up to cable instead of watching over-the-air via the antenna. It should be located on the wall near the tv. Lights up when it's 'on.' If you leave it on when using cable it will diminish the cable signal.


Thanks. No cable connection available, using air.
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Not familiar with the newer trailers equipment. Is your antenna directional? The omni-directional antennas do not pull in signals as well as the ones you have to point in the right direction.

You may just be too far from transmitters to get a signal.

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A larger directional antenna will help pull in more signal. To be really effective, that will involve yet something else to set up when you get to the campground. At least to me .... not worth it.

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Can anyone suggest what we can do to boost our cable connection. Channels fade in and out. Is there a fix?
When AS switched to ducted AC, they also switched from a crank up antenna to an omni directional with a 35 mi limit (per the specs). I've been unhappy with the performance of ours but saw an upgraded and powered replacement unit at the dealer. You can solve your problem but it'll cost a few benjis.
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When AS switched to ducted AC, they also switched from a crank up antenna to an omni directional with a 35 mi limit (per the specs). I've been unhappy with the performance of ours but saw an upgraded and powered replacement unit at the dealer. You can solve your problem but it'll cost a few benjis.


Thank you. We have to head to Jackson Center soon so we will look at that option.
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A larger directional antenna will help pull in more signal. To be really effective, that will involve yet something else to set up when you get to the campground. At least to me .... not worth it.

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We're not interested in that either.
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Not familiar with the newer trailers equipment. Is your antenna directional? The omni-directional antennas do not pull in signals as well as the ones you have to point in the right direction.

You may just be too far from transmitters to get a signal.

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No, right now we cannot rotate the antenna at all, which is somewhat disappointing. They need something along the lines of the old tenna-rotor.
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Try turning all of your LED lights off. They will interfere with the freespace tv.
I asked about that a few months ago while at Jackson Center, reply was sorry but that is the way it is.
Not all of the lights on our 2016 Int Ser interfere. Main ones are dinette, bathroom and over head in forward section.
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Try turning all of your LED lights off. They will interfere with the freespace tv.
I asked about that a few months ago while at Jackson Center, reply was sorry but that is the way it is.
Not all of the lights on our 2016 Int Ser interfere. Main ones are dinette, bathroom and over head in forward section.
Vent fans can also interfere.

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We also have recently noticed this problem. Does not happen when we are in an area where the signal is stronger.
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FWIW, when I installed an expanded solar system we installed a King "off the air antenna" that works as good or better than the old batwing. You might try one of these. If it is a cable problem check all the connection and make sure the plugs are crimped tight. Also, you need to have the jumper on the wall next to the booster switch connected and the booster off.
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