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Old 01-08-2021, 09:36 PM   #1
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TV Antenna splitter

Hello all! I have a 2016 Hurricane.
Last night I set up in the Keys, scanned ota channels for my TV and everything worked as it should.
Today I turned on the TV and had to rescan the channels again, but no channels.
Checked the antenna splitter/booster and light is on.
Tried several times with splitter switch on, then off. Still no channels.
Called Thor......no help.
Does anyone know how I can check the splitter to see if it is malfunctioning?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:44 PM   #2
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Try bypassing the splitter. Take the antenna cable and use a male/male coupling to connect directly to the TV cable

If tv works your splitter isn't

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Old 01-08-2021, 10:03 PM   #3
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What Jerry said would work if you had a discrete splitter, but most RVs have the power injector integrated into the splitter, so bypassing that would mean no amplification in the antenna and almost a 0% chance of getting any channels these days..

It is likely you have a poor coax connection somewhere: Check them all for tightness including the ones on the roof if you have the Winegard Batwing antenna.. I did have one travel trailer with symptoms as you described and it turned out the amplifier board in the batwing antenna had gone bad.
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:14 AM   #4
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Thanks Ace, my splitter is also a booster so I knew I couldn't just bypass it to see if it was bad.
Will check all the connections I can get to.
Tried to get the panel out but it only came out about an inch. Don't know how I could even replace it if it is bad..... how in the world do they even install this stuff!
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:50 AM   #5
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I don't know much about you model. I assume that you have more than one TV? Try another TV and see if it will scan and pick up channels.
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:52 PM   #6
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Thanks. Have 3 tvs tried all three already.
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