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Old 06-03-2013, 10:24 AM   #11
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Can you take the cover off and see if there are two coax cables attached? If the button switches between the antenna and shore cable I would think it would have a splitter behind the plate for the one connection and the other connection would not be hooked up to anything.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #12
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I'll check it out today
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #13
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Be careful pulling the cover - the amp (and the coax running to it) is connected to the cover. In my 17B the clearances were very tight when I pulled it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:17 AM   #14
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No satellite connection on the exterior, maybe I'll ask the factory.
Satellite would come in through the exterior cable connection. It would just bypass the amplifier inside and go to another connection inside.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #15
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Well maybe that is the answer, if I do not have satellite then the single coaxial is all I may ever need. I'm going to pull and take a looksey....
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #16
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Mystery solved. The top connection is not connected to anything!! There are 3 inputs to the bottom coaxial with 2 being hooked up, one from the cable on the street side and the other coming from the antenna. There is a third one that is unhooked on the lower unit. It appears that all 3 on the lower are powered and if I recall the power has no effect on the cable input as I leave mine plugged into the lower and have used it both on cable and air, I just have to program the tv for which input I'm using. There is 12v going there to power the antenna booster. Jon is right, it is a tight fit and I'm not sure if I can pull it entirely out to unhook and reconnect another one. It is a Winegard unit so it should be compatible with the 12v model. This would allow me to plug tv and antenna into one unit and free up my second 12v below the tv for cell phone charging.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:30 AM   #17
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No satellite connection using the cable jack. I bypassed it entirely by passing a cable through the window to the receiver. Worked great. Not a good option though and I hate to drill a hole and fish a new cable.

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