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Old 03-02-2020, 01:17 PM   #1
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Antenna green light

New 25 GT has 2 TVs and manual says when you power on antenna on wall plate it goes green. It also says both TVs are then powered on (or off, of course). The front tv is the only wall plate with the switch to push on or off and when I push on both lights are green. However, selecting off only turns off the front tv green light. Back tv green light stays on

I do think that the failure of the tv to find antenna channels in my driveway when auto search is done is related to silly green light issue. Channel search says not signal

When did walk through at dealer they had antenna stations

Anyone have this issue?
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Old 03-02-2020, 05:32 PM   #2
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Unless something is different in your AS, the wall switch for the antenna only powers up the antenna, not the television.

So if you are trying to get over the air channels, you should have that switch on (green light on wall), and then you have to go into the menu to have it learn the channels for the area where you are currently parked. That can mean relearning the channels each time you move, unless you didn't go far.

You should leave that switch off if you are using cable, and when not needing to watch over the air TV, since it can cause interference and will pull power from the batteries.
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Yes, I understand that part. The issue is when the green light is off on main tv wall plate it remains on on second tv wall plate
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Yes, I understand that part. The issue is when the green light is off on main tv wall plate it remains on on second tv wall plate
Perhaps a GT is different, but on our 25’ Serenity there is only one antenna wall plate and the cable for the bedroom tv just comes out of the wall (along with the HDMI cable from the DVD player.)
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GT is not different only 1 light on wall plate behind front television.


What a stupid place for the switch. Why not put it where it is easy to get to.
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My GT has 2 TVs and each has a wall plate. One in front has switch for antenna or cable (on or off) and green light when on. Back tv has wall plate, no switch, but green light always on. I am on shore power at home.

The switch selects either antenna or cable for both TVs at the same time says the manual. You would think either both green lights on or off at the same time. Back tv I am unable to get antenna channels but can on back
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You should contact AirstreamInc either via PM or telephone (both are available at that link.)

I don't know what's different about yours... there's no reason I can think of for an LED to be on the bedroom antenna plate. They should be able to explain.

One thing to make sure is that your bedroom TV is on the "antenna" rather than "cable" channel search profile before you search. It may have been changed inadvertently.
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Don’t know what changed but both TVs did get channels on antenna. Still weird back tv green light always on
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No intention to hijack this thread, but along the same lines, has anybody experienced an intermittent failure of their antenna/booster? I've gotten a "no signal" for two days, then magically my signal reappeared. I've checked all the easy stuff - even though I had the green LED at the antenna/booster plate on the front TV as well as the rear TV...of course no fuse/breakers blown or tripped, LED on the antenna was illuminated and since I don't think every station that I cycled through the "learn" option prior to the failure went off the air together for two days I'm a bit baffled (on this and many, many other things - so I have that going for me). Again, I changed nothing...sitting on shore power in my driveway the entire time; had a signal, then "no signal" then picked up the signal again. I did not shift the TV from antenna to cable...no settings were changed. I cycled the booster switch on and off, no joy. It's a pain-in-the-shorts to troubleshoot something that is now functioning fine. No physical damage of any sort is visible on the antenna itself.

Has anybody experienced anything like this? Any suggestions out their in Forum Land on how to diagnose this intermittent failure? Thanks in advance - I have the Wingard "saucer" antenna.
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No intention to hijack this thread, but along the same lines, has anybody experienced an intermittent failure of their antenna/booster? I've gotten a "no signal" for two days, then magically my signal reappeared. I've checked all the easy stuff - even though I had the green LED at the antenna/booster plate on the front TV as well as the rear TV...of course no fuse/breakers blown or tripped, LED on the antenna was illuminated and since I don't think every station that I cycled through the "learn" option prior to the failure went off the air together for two days I'm a bit baffled (on this and many, many other things - so I have that going for me). Again, I changed nothing...sitting on shore power in my driveway the entire time; had a signal, then "no signal" then picked up the signal again. I did not shift the TV from antenna to cable...no settings were changed. I cycled the booster switch on and off, no joy. It's a pain-in-the-shorts to troubleshoot something that is now functioning fine. No physical damage of any sort is visible on the antenna itself.

Has anybody experienced anything like this? Any suggestions out their in Forum Land on how to diagnose this intermittent failure? Thanks in advance - I have the Wingard "saucer" antenna.
In the 2nd year I had this trailer, I noticed the skinny coax connecting the TV to the antenna outlet seemed "not quite right." When I tried to inspect it, I realized it had actually come apart and wasn't properly connecting to the TV, and replaced it with a small, flexible piece of coax that's more durable than the original, with 90-degree connectors to deal with the tight space. I haven't had any surprising loss-of-signal issues since.
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...replaced it with a small, flexible piece of coax that's more durable than the original, with 90-degree connectors to deal with the tight space.
Thanks! I moved the small COAX around and there was zero audio/video degradation...but I see your point regarding the 90 deg coax elbows... Where's a Radio Shack when you need them?
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