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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 1 year 1 week ago #1

SInce we have our RV, the channels scan result in different way, we had one time 5 channels and other 3. Also we had few time in the bedroom 1 channel result and in the living room 0 channel at the same time.Since, the 0 is very popular in the result box in the bedroom and the living room. The booster is on, we heard that may be the splitter is the problem, does someone know were the splitter is in the 2018 Redwood ? if someone as a clue for our problem let us know. My syster has and RV juste next to us, so we bring a coaxial cable direct to the TV and the reception was perfect with a lots of channels (see the photo). We know that the position of our RV is not the problem because this test.
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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 1 year 1 week ago #2

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This may be a silly question,but I will ask anyway...

I DO NOT see your antenna up like your sisters.... are you raising it?

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 1 year 1 week ago #3

It's a good observation but it's a 360 degree antenna and you can't see it on the picture. i got on the roof to check if everything good and don't see nothing wrong. Also we don't have anything inside to change direction because it's a 360 degree antenna..

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 1 year 1 week ago #4

Sore subject...Splitters are hidden behind you light fixtures and behind the TV mounted in the living room. A PITA to get to any of them.

These attachments are for the 38GK. But principally speaking, you will find them all pretty close to the same.

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File Name: 38GKAntennaWireRouting2014_2017-08-09.pdf
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File Name: 2014_38GK_cable_wiring_2017-08-09.pdf
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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 1 year 1 week ago #5

Your file attachement is very interesting. Good work!!

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 1 year 1 week ago #6

By the way, none of your wires will be marked. You'll have to ring them out. It takes two of you and a lot of hours. Such a simple task to have a manifold in the basement and run solid wires from the manifold to the device. And really...does it take that much more time or money to have a professional job? A professional job would have included marking the wires with numbers and color coding the satellite from TV from Cable. NO SPLITTERS to loose a signal. I would have paid it. Corporate greed...Sorry...I'm trying not to vent...It's tough....

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 1 year 1 week ago #7

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Not sure which antenna RW uses now, Some other brands use a King Control Antenna. Not very tall, but pointable. The King Control antenna also has a booster or power injector plate similar to the Winegard, which needs to be on to boost over the air antenna signals. Just checking.

Chris

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 1 year 1 week ago #8

Not sure if Redwood is now using the Winegard automatic antenna that looks like a small satellite dome. If so, to reset it you must hold in on the power button until the display flashes and starts searching. At that point if you walk under the antenna you should be able to here some whirring noises as the antenna rotates. The first one I got failed I. A couple of months and it took a while to figure out that it was only going through about a 45 degree arc rather than full circle. Winegard replaced it with no problem but I'm still not convinced it's better than a batwing with the extra bar.

Only thing that's nice is it looks good and I never have to remember to crank it down .....
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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #9

Could someone please share where we would find the antenna booster in our 2017 3901MB Redwood?

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #10

vferris wrote: Could someone please share where we would find the antenna booster in our 2017 3901MB Redwood?


Redwoods could be different, but our 38GK is in the bedroom. It is in a cabinet across from the master bed next to the TV, Upper left hand corner.

See Slides 2, 4 and 8 in the PDF.

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Here is a picture of what you are looking for:

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #11

Thanks! We found it.

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #12

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On my “15” RL, it is mounted on the ceiling inside the clothes cabinet to the left of the TV in the bedroom... Use a flashlight, it just looks like an outlet.

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #13

I believe we have the Winegard RoadStar Omni HDTV Antenna. Please see pictures below. Not sure if it's working. We can't pick up any channels even with the booster on. Is there a power supply somewhere to check. It could be that we're in an area that can't pick up anything.
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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #14

Is the power supply the booster?

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #15

Check you location with this website. Plug in the address and it will show you the direction to the stations. In you case, you have the Omni-directional. But as you point out, you may be too far out. The Omni-directionals tend to have a limited range versus the Wineguard directional antenna:

www.antennaweb.org/Address

For 76108, one would see this. It tells you how far you are from the antenna:



You'll need a compass to see which direction to point with a directional antenna.

This is a location in Alaska - No Service Available:



Do you have the instructions for setting your Omni up?
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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #16

vferris wrote: Is the power supply the booster?


The booster is built into the receptacle:



A brief description of how it works is here:

goneoutdoors.com/winegard-rv-antenna-booster-work-7566590.html

The bad news about Omni-Directional antennas:





How to use your antenna:



Here are some additional boosters:

www.winegard.com/amplifiers
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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #17

When your booster is "ON", there may (or should be) a green light on.

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #18

Thank you all! You've given us valuable information and resources!

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #19

OK...One more site...This one is really pretty good. About midway down, there are answers/links to some of your questions:

www.everything-about-rving.com/digital-tv.html

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 4 months 1 week ago #20

Winnegard....doesn't move on 2018

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 3 months 6 days ago #21

I have 2017 Redwood 39MB and I had weak reception on Living room TV . I found that the cables that were connected on the back of that Power supply switcher were loose. After putting a 7/16 wrench on all 3 cable connections it works great now. That wall plate /Switcher is the power supply to feed the amp in the antenna. Many think that is a booster but really it is just a power supply. I have installed over 100 of those Winegard RV antenna's on Manufactured homes in our community in SW Florida and and they work fantastic. Getting signals 60 miles away, 50 plus cahnnels. People love them. no more cable bills here. Hope that helps.

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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 3 months 6 days ago #22

These are great too. And Cheap! We picked up a bunch of additional channels...



www.amazon.com/Winegard-RV-WING-Installa...eption/dp/B001U2DPUE

$31.80 Amazon
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Antenna problem Redwood 340RL 2018 3 months 5 days ago #23

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I agree Greg.... I added that before getting the portable satellite and we added many channels.... cheap, and easy to install... Just 3 plugs.

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