If you’re not sure how to set up and use the TV and Antenna don’t stress. A few things to remember and this should get you kicked back and enjoying the game wherever you may be.
Make sure your amplifier is turned on.
Near your main television, you will find the amplifier plate. This has a black push button switch which will display a light if turned on. In order to receive a signal, this will need to be on in almost every circumstance. You will also need this turned on when using the outdoor point if fitted or a second TV set, if fitted.
If you are very close to the broadcast antenna, you may need to switch this off as having too strong a signal can interfere with the picture as much
You should only turn the amplifier on when watching TV as it does consume power.
Plug in the cigarette socket in the correct order.
When plugging a TV into the 12v socket on the booster plate, always disconnect the 12v socket first and ensure the lead is plugged firmly into the TV prior to plugging into the wall plate. Failure to do so will often cause the circuit or fuse to blow. Check the circuit marked “Winegard” or “Antenna” if this occurs. If these are fine, unscrew the tip of the cigarette plug, where there is a glass fuse inline on most models.
Plug in the RF Lead
The RF lead (antenna lead for the TV) can be plugged in at any time. If you’re rotating the TV, be careful not to put any undue pressure on the input for the TV. It’s best practice to unplug this, move the TV and then plug it in again to prevent damage to the inlet.
Use your external antenna input if needed
Some vans may have an antenna inlet on the road or off-side. This is for plugging into a pre-amplified signal available in many RV parks. This will usually be in areas of very poor reception (either remote or hilly). When using this inlet, the amplifier inside will usually need to be switched off.
This inlet will not function as an inlet for most satellite dishes.
Store the TV securely when travelling.
Most TV brackets are not suitable to leave the TV on when travelling. It’s best to remove the cables and dismount the TV when travelling. Be sure to wrap or cover the Tv and put it somewhere safe. Under the bed or dinette/lounge seating is usually a good place.
Failure to remove the TV from the bracket can lead to failure of the mounting bracket and damage to the TV.