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Old 01-05-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Coax for TV & Sat 1 or 2 ???

I am replacing the coax in my Bambi with new stuff, RG6 quad shield. While I'm at it, I would like to make sure that if I wanted to hookup satellite TV that it would be all wired and ready to go. There is no room on the roof to mount a dish, nor do I want one, so any connection would be done from the side of the trailer like the cable is.
My questions are: do I need to run a seperate coax for the satellite? I have the materials to do it just looking for suggestions pro or con. Also, other than running the new coax is there anything else that I must install to make it functional, other than possibly another connecter plate on the wall?

For antenna/cable input, it has the normal Winegard amplified antenna hookup plate that splits on the back to allow for a 2nd set and it has the 12V outlet.

Any help appreciated. TB
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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On my 65 Safari I use the same coax for Sat. or ant. I just hook up the Sat. receiver before the tv. On the outside the same cable can be used for the antenna or the sat. dish. Not sure how an amp in the line would effect the sat.

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:14 PM   #3
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I am no expert, but I use the outlet on the street side for either cable hookup or my homemade satellite dish mount. And it works for me. Sal.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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The newer (mine anyway) trailers are wired with one Coaxial cable for both cable TV and satellite. Between the TV and the outside jack, the coax is broken with two jacks and a short coax cable to connect the two jacks. (In my trailer these are under the dinette). To use a satellite receiver or for that matter a cable box, simply remove the jumper cable and plug in the sat receiver in its place.

What I do is remove the jumper and plug the sat receiver into the jack that goes to the outside jack. I then connect the Sat rcvr output to the TV with a HDMI cable.

The one thing to be sure of is that any splitter that will be used in the wiring between the inside and outside jack is DC passive. In other words it must be able to carrying the low voltage DC current from the satellite receiver to provide the necessary power to the dish. Some available splitters are built such in a way that they will not pass DC voltages.


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Old 01-05-2011, 04:30 PM   #5
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Coax 1 or 2

Thanks to all for the quick replies. Looks like I'm good to go with one inlet run. I have seen the newer trailers with the small jumper piece so now I know what's up with that too. Good tip on the splitter DC passive.

Thanks much,
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:28 PM   #6
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What if you want to place the ant sat signal at each tv location - leave the jumper in?
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