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Posted: 01/11/20 11:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

'Booster' is in the head of the antenna

On/Off switch allows DC to go up coax cable to antenna and turn on the amplifer (booster)

Typically a wall plate a TV cable connects to......bedroom cabinet/behind Main TV etc

IF you have a Box of Many Buttons (BOMB) turning it ON turns on the booster
Turning it OFF allows for cable/satellite


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Posted: 01/11/20 11:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not all RVs have antennas with amplifiers and those would not have a button.





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Ok there are basically 3 kinds of switch and a few different antennas

NOT ALL Have a switch but on a 2018 I'd be very surprised if it did not

Type one is the good old wall plate. Light, Switch, 12 volt outlet

A variation on that is a wall plate with TWO digital displays and a row of LED's between them it has 3 buttons the top button is the switch

Next is a wall plate with a switch, and in fact this can be any kind of switch and need not be on a wall plate either ...

My OEM was a Box of Many buttons (Technicial name matrix switch Winegard calls it a Video switch or Antenna switch)

If you can not find it... Turn off all 12 volt Disconnect cable from antenna head (If visible) hook up a cable tracker from Harbor Freight and beep beep beep your way to knowledge.. NOTE Very handy device!!!!! It has found several things for me.


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Posted: 01/15/20 06:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Sorry I didn’t respond sooner. I had to pull out of the campground due to flooding and relocate temporarily. I am back now and set up and settled in again. After speaking with heartland I started looking through every nook and cranny of this RV, I found the switch in the very front of the RV inside the closet against the front wall. Thank you all so much for your input, I sincerely appreciate it guys. David

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jkwilson wrote:

The best place to install a booster is as close to the antenna as possible. For that reason, most are in the bedroom very close to the antenna.


You are half right.
The best place to install a Booster is indeed close to the antenna. And the very best place is INSIDE the antenna itself. and that's where Winegard put it.

What you have in the wall is the power inserter/switch/splitter.. A multi function device that provides 12 volt power to the booster
Selects Ant or Cable and splits it for the front and rear TV (and optionally TV 3)

What I have.. (I put in the Sensar Pro) is a 2nd booster.
it does all the above.. adds more boost. and a few other features as well.

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Update, the power booster switch was actually located in the very front of the RV inside the closet with the other satellite and coax connections. Crazy! I’ve never seen one located that far away from the TV.

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ENG2242 wrote:

Update, the power booster switch was actually located in the very front of the RV inside the closet with the other satellite and coax connections. Crazy! I’ve never seen one located that far away from the TV.


I have and I'm not a RV service technician.

The switch provides DC to the booster (which is in the antenna Head)

Once the signal is boosted you can run a fairly long Coax run so the switch can be anywhere.

When I wired my parent's house #2 for Tv I put the booster at the antenna head (built into it) fed it power from the basement and then ran coax via a network of splutters to every room in the house (Save 2 small rooms) 4 bedrooms (one in basement) Living room (2 points) 3 more points in the basement and kitchen.

Worked great. No switch though since no "park cable" option. Just Channel Master's #2 Signal Sucker (antenna) with mast head amp.

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