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Old 03-03-2018, 02:17 AM   #1
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Over The Air Antenna Problem

The over the air antenna amplifier (booster) is not coming on and the circuit supplying it is blowing fuses. So there is a dead short on that circuit. Can anyone tell me where the antenna booster is located. I pulled the plate where the on/off switch is and cannot trace it. Don't know if that circuit has anything else on it. The person that wrote the descriptions of the fuses on the fuse panel did it so they are mostly not readable.
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The actual booster is mounted inside the Bat Wing. The Plate inside with the switch and 12V port has a two way splitter and controls the signal: Booster to use the Bat Wing with power going up the coax, Booster no power to Bat Wing, but sends the park cable out.
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Old 03-03-2018, 03:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. If I understand you correctly the 12 volt power to the booster in the bat wing runs on the coax? I disconnected the coax at the bat wing on the roof and still had a short. So that 15 amp circuit has something else on it or the coax is shorted? An idea if there is something else on that circuit? I know it can change from year to year and model to model.
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:19 AM   #4
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3 way

just an idea spliters go funky really often. We had in our house a 3 way that went bad. The only way we found it was I tore the wall apart and found it. I originally thought a nail was in the wire but nope it was the 3 way hidden in the wall.
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Bruce, on mine the splitter was in the ceiling just inside the light fixture to the right above the bedroom tv.
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Keep in mind that the winegard tv booster green light will turn off indicating a short even if there is just 1 whisker of the stranded shielding touching the center coax conductor. Disconnect coax fittings 1 at a time until find which run of coax has the short. Assuming you have 12 volt at the booster plate. I doubt the booster has its own fuse but probably gets it soon power from a lighting circuit in the bedroom, probably at the hot leg at the switch.

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Bruce, on mine the splitter was in the ceiling just inside the light fixture to the right above the bedroom tv.
We were having problems with ours and thought maybe the splitter had jiggled loose. We looked behind the light but it wasn't there. At the time we had other warranty work scheduled so we put that on the list. Our dealer had a specialist come out and they couldn't find our splitter either. I'm not sure what they did but they got the antenna to work. All 3 TVs have good over the air reception. That was one 2k trip ago.
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Thanks again for replies. The problem I have is the circuit that the booster is on is blowing fuses. I had good reception before that started happening. I have a short someplace. We were on the road today and I didn't have time to troubleshoot it. Will try tomorrow. To those that have had splitter problems-was the splitter causing a 12 volt short??
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