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Old 10-12-2013, 04:03 PM   #15
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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)
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #16
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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.
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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.
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