Howdy! - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #15
Senior Member
Bob Miller's Avatar
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
Posts: 7,914
5.5 volts is the standard operating voltage for almost all native LED's. Those that work on higher voltages have to have a voltage dropping circuit ahead of the LED.

I don't really think that there were any RV antennas back as far as when your BigFoot was built that were powered with that low a voltage. Did you read the voltage across the two orange wires? It that isn't "0" I'll bet it is just reading leakage from the circuit card. The good news, as the two leads going to the antenna should be insulated from each other at the antenna you won't hurt anything.

BTW: Did you find the other end of the wires to the antenna? Does it say something like Winegard anywhere on the plug plate?

Are you still sure you just don't want to sell it to us and ferget about this issue ??? (LOL)

Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 06:14 PM   #16
Senior Member
Carol H's Avatar
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,708
Glad you figured some of it out.

Well for what its work my Scamp had a Wingard (looked like wingman model) antenna with the hand crank in the ceiling of the trailer for it that worked on the outlet, but the only thing that came up though the roof & connected to it was the coax cable.

Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 07:31 PM   #17
Senior Member
Carol H's Avatar
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,708
I took a look on line an it looks like some of the ones I dug up that look like the OPs and mine have a built in amplifier which is probably what comes on when the little switch is hit and the red light comes on.

Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Howdy! Loyce Hi, I am.... 4 03-12-2013 07:11 PM
Howdy, all! Robert Brummett General Chat 25 02-22-2007 12:59 PM
Howdy! Chris Seddon General Chat 10 03-10-2006 09:11 AM
Howdy, all! Legacy Posts General Chat 11 06-17-2003 11:22 AM
Howdy! General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.