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Old 11-11-2018, 09:55 PM   #1
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Tv signal

Do I need a new digital antenna on my 2001 35 u to receive a tv signal. My TVs are digital ready so I donít think I need a converter box. I tried the original antenna in my driveway and I couldnít get a signal. My 35 u is new to us so Iím trying to figure this out. Thanks , any help is appreciated.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:15 PM   #2
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glad you asked. this comes up not infrequently and it's worth repeating.

there is no such thing as a digital or HD antenna so don't fall for the scam. and indoor or back-of-the-set antennas will be virtually useless except in urban areas. don't waste your $. antennas are designed to receive certain frequencies and tge frequencies used to broadcast digital tv are the same that were used to broadcast analog tv.

so, no, you don't NEED a new antenna but depending on how old it is you may want to upgrade it. the new Winegard Sensar IV with the Wingman add-on is about the best you're gonna do. you can also add the Wingman to most existing Winegard batwing antennas. the Wingman enhances reception of UHF tv frequencies. many stations that previously broadcast on VHF frequencies (channels 2-13) moved to UHF frequencies when the switch to digital took place.

again, depending on the age of the antenna you might want to replace the short section of coax that runs from the antenna to the connector on the roof. coax does deteriorate from exposure to weather and the sun.

we had a 35U for 15-yrs. be sure you've turned on the TV amplifier, set the selector switch in the overhead cabinet to TV and then scan for channels.

good luck.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help I think I’ll update with the new cable in that sensor iv in the spring. Our motorhome is Tucked away for the winter in a metal barn I will still see if I can get a signal out there. Thanks again for your help Greg.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:44 AM   #4
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Also note that allot of UHF stations are taking buyouts to move back to VHF, so the band isnít dead yet. RKís suggestion of the Batwing is still dead on. Don't fall for all this digital antenna hype.. Also be aware that the Jack antenna is a significantly poorer performer than a Batwing, especially on VHF. Yeah, its on a mast and people complain about that, but as any ham will tell you, there is no substitution for height.

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Old 02-12-2019, 08:35 PM   #5
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Just because you mentioned that the coach is new to the antennae amplifier switch on? Most coaches have an antennae amplifier / cable switch. On my Journey if the amplifier is switched off, no reception of over the air channels. Also, if I connect to cable, the antennae amplifier has to be OFF. Just wondering........good luck.
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