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Television reception signal

Postby vicwa67 on Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:53 pm

This is probably a stupid question, but here goes. The previous owner of our R-27 installed the KVH TracVision satellite antenna with a DirecTv receiver. There appears to also be an over-the-air TV antenna. Is this over-the-air TV antenna standard equipment? I can get the DirecTV signal to the TV set. I do not get programming because I do not have a DirecTV account, but I found the DirecTV signal. I can not find the over-the-air TV signal. Is there an over-the-air signal booster in the R-27? If so, where? Thanks.

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Re: Television reception signal

Postby baz on Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:55 pm

Not a silly question at all.

I have a brand new 2018 R-27 Outboard model which has the stock Majestic 19" TV with 'over-the-air' antenna. I've tried scanning for TV signals at various places and each time zero channels are detected.

I ask RT at the recent Roche Harbour meeting about this and one of the RT technicians there poured over the boats cables, connections and what not and found no issue. The problem ticket is open and RT assures me they will fix it no matter what the issue is. I await for their communication to me on this matter.
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Re: Television reception signal

Postby vicwa67 on Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:34 pm

My TV says "No Signal". I am not getting a signal to the TV. I can not do a channel search without a signal.
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Re: Television reception signal

Postby stwendl on Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:18 pm

In my r27 the signal booster is behind the stbd fan in the overhead compartment. You see a beige box that has one f-connector input from the antenna along with possibly power to the outside unit, and two outputs, one for tv and one for fm. If the tv is connected to the fm output it would probably not get much signal. The beige box is just snapped in and easily removed for checking. It's also possible to connect the fusion radio to it for better receiption. The default solution on my r27 was just a loose wire. To connect the fusion radio to the booster you need a Motorola to f-connector adaper and about 8ft of cable in between to route inconspicuously. The booster could also have been disconnected or perhaps the fuse is blown.

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Re: Television reception signal

Postby knotflying on Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:33 am

vicwa67 wrote:This is probably a stupid question, but here goes. The previous owner of our R-27 installed the KVH TracVision satellite antenna with a DirecTv receiver. There appears to also be an over-the-air TV antenna. Is this over-the-air TV antenna standard equipment? I can get the DirecTV signal to the TV set. I do not get programming because I do not have a DirecTV account, but I found the DirecTV signal. I can not find the over-the-air TV signal. Is there an over-the-air signal booster in the R-27? If so, where? Thanks.

Wayne Bernhardt
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Perhaps when the previous owner installed the Satellite TV he disconnected the over the air setup. An A/B switch would have been nice so you could have gone between the two. As mentioned, the original booster box should be in the compartment over the helm. Quite frankly, unless you are near a major city the choices of decent channels is limited. If you have AT&T service on your cell, they have some good packages for direct TV. You may want to put your efforts there if you want consistent reception.
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Re: Television reception signal

Postby Cutwater28GG on Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:06 pm

thats the situation on my boat. with the satellite system installed the tv aerial is disconnected.
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