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Old 04-01-2018, 11:05 PM   #1
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Jack antenna

Have been set up in a campground for 3 months and have had good reception with the jack antenna- we had 3 lit lights. All of a sudden we only have 1 lit light and have lost a number of our channels. We have been on the same lot the past 5 years and have always had good reception.

Not sure what has happened, nothing that I can think of has changed. Any suggestions / thoughts on troubleshooting? Looked at the manual but that really didn’t help much.

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Old 04-01-2018, 11:58 PM   #2
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It could just be atmospherics. Ours has varied greatly on the same site. One day great reception, the next poor. Sometimes rotating helps, sometimes not.

I usually take that as a cue that its time to stop watching TV.

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Old 04-02-2018, 07:36 AM   #3
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Could be signal problem from the TV transmission tower. They can have component failures and signal tuning problems from time to time. Have you asked any of your camping neighbors if they have simultaneously encountered the same problem?
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:40 AM   #4
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Noticed our reception changes as we move about the cabin. Haven't messed with it to try and troubleshoot though.
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